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Threat update: COVID-19 malicious cyber activity

COVID-19 cyber scams mount against Australians

Apr 20, 2020 - Cybercriminals continue to target Australians through a range of COVID-19 themed scams, fraud attempts and deceptive email schemes.

Threat update: COVID-19 malicious cyber activity

Apr 20, 2020 - The ACSC continues to receive reports about a range of different COVID-19 themed scams, online frauds and phishing campaigns. This threat update is about raising awareness of the evolving nature of COVID-19 related malicious cyber activity impacting Australians.
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Sextortion email campaign impacting Australians

Apr 16, 2020 - A large number of Australians are being impacted by an email ‘sextortion’ campaign. Australians are urged to not make payments, to cease all contact with the scammers, and delete the email.
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Are you cyber-safe at home?

Apr 15, 2020 - With increasing numbers of Australians working from home to combat the spread and impact of COVID-19, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has issued a new advisory containing tips to reduce the risk of Australians falling victim to cybercriminals at home.
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Protecting small business against cyber attacks during COVID-19

Apr 7, 2020 - The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has published advice on how small businesses can better protect themselves from cyber attacks and disruptions during COVID-19. The Head of the ACSC, Ms Abigail Bradshaw CSC, said since early March 2020, there has been a significant increase in COVID-19 themed malicious cyber activity across Australia and small businesses are far from immune.
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Cyber scams during the COVID-19 crisis - ABC Radio interview

Mar 27, 2020 - Mr Karl Hanmore, acting Head Australian Cyber Security Centre, interview with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck on ABC Radio Sydney, 27 March 2020

Threat update: COVID-19 malicious cyber activity

Mar 27, 2020 - This update is designed to raise awareness of increasing COVID-19 themed malicious cyber activity, and provide practical cyber security advice that organisations and individuals can follow to reduce the risk of being impacted. (27 March 2020)