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  1. What’s happened? The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has reported an increase in the number of scammers contacting members of the public pretending to be from the ATO.   The scammers are sending pre-recorded messages claiming that you have a debt...
  2. What’s happened The Australian Cyber Security Centre is aware of malicious emails that are falsely telling Australians that their account has violated PayPal rules. These phishing emails try to lure people into sharing their personal information...
  3. What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of malicious emails claiming to be from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) being received by Australians. The emails state that the recipient’s personal details, addresses,...
  4. What’s happened Outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Kathmandu reported on Wednesday that a third party had gained unauthorised access to its website. A Kathmandu statement reveals that the unidentified party accessed the site between 8 January...
  5. WhatsApp users are being warned of a scam that could give hackers access to your WhatsApp account and lock you out in the process. WhatsApp is an app for smartphones. It offers a secure messaging service for one-on-one or small group conversations...
  6. What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of a significant data breach affecting 773 million email addresses and usernames. Titled ‘Collection #1’, the data breach was made public by Australian cyber security expert Troy...
  7. What’s happened? Stay Smart Online is aware of bomb threat blackmail emails being sent globally including to Australians and Australian organisations. The emails threaten that a bomb will be detonated in the recipient’s building, unless a ransom...
  8. What’s happened? Online question-and-answer website Quora has been impacted by a security incident, with an unauthorised third party gaining access to the data of approximately 100 million users. Quora is a Q&A platform where you can ask a...
  9. What’s happened? Watch out for fake SMS text messages pretending to be from Medicare. These are phishing messages that encourage you to click through to a website and provide personal information to claim a rebate. These fake messages are being...
  10. What’s happened? Energy provider AGL has warned of a hoax email in circulation with the subject 'AGL electricity bill'. The email includes a bill for electricity with a due date. Does it affect me? Anyone could receive this email, even if you are...

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