Stay Smart Online - Security Alerts
Alerts published by Australian Government Department of Communication and the Arts
Users of older versions of Windows urged to update their
Published date: 13/08/2019
What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre is aware of widespread abuse of a security vulnerability (called BlueKeep) that affects...
Beware of scam emails threatening to reveal intimate images
Published date: 24/07/2019
What’s happened? Members of the public have reported receiving scam emails that appear to come from their own email account,...
Australians losing money to investment scams
Published date: 07/06/2019
What’s happened? There are reports of Australians losing millions of dollars through fake investment products sold by scammers. These scammers...
Fake recruitment ads targeting jobseekers for money laundering and possible
Published date: 31/05/2019
What’s happened? Scammers are targeting Australian jobseekers to steal their personal information and trick them into transferring money to criminals,...
Phone scammers impersonating the Australian Cyber Security Centre
Published date: 09/05/2019
What’s happened? Telephone scams – where people pretend to be from a reputable organisation to try to get access to...
Phone scam imitating ATO phone numbers
Published date: 04/04/2019
What’s happened? The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has reported an increase in the number of scammers contacting members of the...