Stay Smart Online - Security Alerts
Alerts published by Australian Government Department of Communication and the Arts
773 million accounts affected by ‘Collection #1’ breach
Published date: 18/01/2019
What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of a significant data breach affecting 773 million email addresses...
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...
Beware of fake AGL bills
Published date: 11/10/2018
What’s happened? Energy provider AGL has warned of a hoax email in circulation with the subject 'AGL electricity bill'. The...
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...
Australian e-stores infected with card stealing malware
Published date: 05/09/2018
What's happened? E-commerce stores worldwide have been infected with payment skimming malicious software (malware) – called Magentocore.net – which can...
Increased reports of scammers calling to access your computer
Published date: 29/08/2018
What's happened? Watch out for the latest scam doing the rounds. Scammers are impersonating a well-known company to try to...