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Working to protect senior Australians

Sep 21, 2018 - Supporting and protecting senior members of our community from online threats is an important focus for the Australian Government, according to the Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton. ‘We want to say to all Australians, particularly older Australians – as they use internet banking, as they converse online, as they use social media, as they answer their emails – we want people to think twice before they provide any details online,’ Minister Dutton told the House of Representatives this week.

Team cyber expands as Aus Digital Council begins

Sep 19, 2018 - Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility as we work together to share and use the information that builds communities and strengthens our families, businesses and governments. To improve the use of public sector data and develop better digital services for people and businesses, the Australian Digital Council recently held its first Ministerial Council where governments shared their ideas about smarter services and opportunities for working together.
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Netflix warns users about malicious emails

Sep 17, 2018 - Always question unexpected requests for your personal or financial information, and keep your passwords safe. Netflix warned subscribers at the weekend about a malicious email campaign that entices users to follow a 'link' to update bank details, but which instead gives cyber criminals access to your bank account. If you suspect you have received a fraudulent email or text message that appears to be from the company, Netflix advises that you follow these tips to keep your information safe and secure:

US urges cyber vigilance after Hurricane Florence

Sep 17, 2018 - Fraudsters often try to exploit our willingness to help those in need, as Australians have experienced in the aftermath of devastating cyclones. The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Centre (NCCIC) in the United States has warned users and administrators to be vigilant for malicious cyber activity in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Fraudulent emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or attachments that direct users to malicious websites.
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Strengthening cyber security across the Pacific

Sep 13, 2018 - As the digital economy expands across the Pacific, cyber criminals are extending their reach into the lives of our neighbours. Amid this more complex cyber ecosystem, a broader concept of security that includes cyber security has been affirmed by the Forty-Ninth Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru. "Tackling cybercrime needs the close involvement of governments and businesses, and we're working hard to strengthen cyber security together" said Alastair MacGibbon, Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). "It's important that there aren’t any safe havens"
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BA warns of secondary fraud after data theft

Sep 12, 2018 - British Airways is continuing to investigate the theft of customer data and warns that fraudsters pretending to be from the airline may try to gather more personal information. ‘We are investigating, as a matter of urgency, the theft of customer data between 22:58 BST August 21 2018 until 21:45 BST September 5 2018 from our website, ba.com, and our mobile app,’ British Airways said. ‘Our website is now working normally.’

Don't abandon your domain to cyber criminals

Sep 11, 2018 - Losing control of your email service is devastating, even if your company has merged or shut down. A domain name is a core foundation of every business and email is an essential service. Allowing corporate domain names to expire puts businesses at risk, potentially exposing clients’ personal and confidential information, client-legal privileged information and financial details.

A wave of fake social media accounts

Sep 7, 2018 - We use social media daily as an active communication tool, connecting us with millions of users around the globe. Social media has become increasingly popular and accessible which has created a new domain for businesses, government agencies and industry bodies to actively engage with their customer-base.

Scammers claiming to be from government

Sep 3, 2018 - The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of a phone scam in which scammers are posing as employees from Australian Government Agencies. Scammers are attempting to convince you that your computer has been compromised, and to assist in their investigation, they're asking for remote access via a legitimate screen sharing program such as TeamViewer. The scammer then attempts to persuade you to take actions, such as enter a URL into your browser and access your online banking service which then compromises your computer to reveal banking information, enabling them…

Five Eyes on the cyber beat

Aug 31, 2018 - Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States have reaffirmed a collective resolve to protect us from cyber criminals. Home Affairs, Homeland Security, Public Safety and Immigration Ministers from the Five Eyes countries met on the Gold Coast this week to discuss how to better collaborate to meet common security challenges.