Types of threats
Business email compromise
Protect your business and employees from phishing attacks designed to steal your money, goods or information.
Sometimes personal information is released to unauthorised people by accident or as the result of a security breach. These are known as data breaches or data spills.
Hacking refers to unauthorised access of a system or network, often to exploit a system’s data or manipulate its normal behaviour.
Identity theft is when a cybercriminal gains access to your personal information to steal money or gain other benefits.
Malware is software that cybercriminals use to harm your computer system or network. Types of malware include Trojans, viruses and worms.
Ransomware is a common and dangerous type of malware. It works by locking up or encrypting your files so you can no longer access them.
Online scams cost Australians millions of dollars each year and anyone can be targeted. Scammers often use familiar brands and logos to make themselves seem reliable.
System and network attacks
Learn how to protect yourself and your business from threats like illegal cryptomining and malicious insiders.