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Alerts published by Australian Government Department of Communication and the Arts

Date: 18 May

Beware of new malware targeting Microsoft Windows vulnerability

Published date: 18/05/2017

The Australian Government is aware of reports of malicious software (malware) that aims to exploit the same vulnerabilities in Microsoft...

Date: 15 May

Update on WanaCry global ransomware incident

Published date: 15/05/2017

The Australian Government is aware of a large-scale ransomware campaign that has impacted organisations globally. We recommend Australian businesses, households and...

Date: 13 May

Protect yourself from ransomware

Published date: 13/05/2017

A ransomware campaign has impacted a number of organisations globally, including the UK’s National Health Service.  Ransomware is malicious software...

Date: 12 May

New updates available to protect your devices and software

Published date: 12/05/2017

A range of updates have recently been released for software commonly used on household and business computers. You are advised...

Date: 05 May

Update released for Chrome browser

Published date: 05/05/2017

Google has released a security update to address a vulnerability in its Chrome browser. You are advised to update to...

Date: 05 May

Be wary of downloading unknown apps from app stores

Published date: 05/05/2017

You are advised to be wary of downloading unknown apps from app stores. These apps may infect your mobile device...

Date: 04 May

Beware of Google Docs phishing scam

Published date: 04/05/2017

Users are warned to be aware of a reported phishing scam involving a fake invitation to share a Google Docs...

Date: 01 May

Check for HipChat breach notification

Published date: 01/05/2017

Users of Atlassian's HipChat workplace group chat tool are advised to check whether they are vulnerable following a security incident....

Date: 24 Apr

Fake ASIC emails targeting users

Published date: 24/04/2017

You are advised that scammers are continuing to target Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Registry customers with fake emails...

Date: 24 Apr

Stop using unsupported software and apply new security updates

Published date: 24/04/2017

Google and Mozilla have issued new security updates for their widely used products. Google has released Chrome 58.0.3029.81 for Windows,...