Stay Smart Online - Security Alerts

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Alerts published by Australian Government Department of Communication and the Arts

Date: 11 Oct

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...

Date: 25 Sep

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...

Date: 05 Sep

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...

Date: 29 Aug

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...

Date: 18 Jul

Watch out - fake myGov tax refund email

Published date: 18/07/2018

What’s happened? It’s tax time and the common scam email informing that you’re eligible for a tax refund is doing...

Date: 28 Jun

Ticketmaster data breach

Published date: 28/06/2018

What's happened? On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Ticketmaster UK identified malicious software on their network. Early reports indicate a compromise...

Date: 07 Jun

Online recruitment security incident impacts multiple organisations

Published date: 07/06/2018

Whats happened? PageUp, a HR company that provides an online platform for staff recruitment for many Australian organisations including businesses...