Stay Smart Online - Security Alerts
Alerts published by Australian Government Department of Communication and the Arts
Fake CIA emails requesting Bitcoin payment or arrest
Published date: 20/03/2019
What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of malicious emails claiming to be from the Central Intelligence...
Beware of WhatsApp voicemail scam
Published date: 13/02/2019
WhatsApp users are being warned of a scam that could give hackers access to your WhatsApp account and lock you...
Bomb threat email campaign
Published date: 14/12/2018
What’s happened? Stay Smart Online is aware of bomb threat blackmail emails being sent globally including to Australians and Australian...
Data breach of public Q&A forum website Quora
Published date: 05/12/2018
What’s happened? Online question-and-answer website Quora has been impacted by a security incident, with an unauthorised third party gaining access...
Reverse the threat of cybercrime
Published date: 09/10/2018
6.09 million Australians were hit by cybercrime last year.* It is Stay Smart Online Week and you might have noticed...
Fake apps pretending to be trusted brands
Published date: 25/09/2018
What's happened? Take a few minutes to check out a new app before you download it. There have been recent...