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Alerts published by Australian Government Department of Communication and the Arts

Date: 13 Aug

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...

Date: 24 Jul

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,...

Date: 07 Jun

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...

Date: 31 May

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,...

Date: 09 May

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...

Date: 04 Apr

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...