Stay Smart Online

Stay Smart Online Alerts service
  1. What’s happened? With millions of parcel deliveries expected around the country, Australia Post is seeing widespread scam text (SMS) messages being sent to people, using their brand. These fake SMS messages may tell you that your parcel is...
  2. What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre has received reports that hackers are using a security vulnerability called BlueKeep to install malicious software on devices using older versions of Windows. This follows on from the Stay Smart...
  3. What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of a widespread malicious email virus (malware), known as ‘Emotet’, targeting Australian businesses and individuals. Cybercriminals use malware for different reasons, most...
  4. What’s happened? Australia Post is warning the community of widespread scam text messages telling customers there are problems delivering a package, or that a parcel won’t be delivered “due to unverified shipping address.” The text messages use...
  5. It’s Stay Smart Online Week and you might have noticed things look a little different! We have reversed our website to black and white for the week to draw attention to cybercrime. Many of our partners, which include some of Australia’s biggest...
  6. What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre is aware of widespread abuse of a security vulnerability (called BlueKeep) that affects older versions of Windows operating systems including Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Server 2003...
  7. What’s happened? Tax time is here, and we see a surge in scammers impersonating trusted brands like myGov or the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to trick you into giving them money or personal details. These scams can come through as emails, text...
  8. What’s happened? Members of the public have reported receiving scam emails that appear to come from their own email account, threatening to reveal intimate images of them unless they pay a fee. This email scam is widespread, with the Australian...
  9. What’s happened? Australian Android users are warned not to download mobile apps from third party app stores following reports of malware known as ‘Agent Smith’ infecting 25 million Android devices globally. How it works Android devices are...
  10. What’s happened? There are reports of Australians losing millions of dollars through fake investment products sold by scammers. These scammers also convince Australians to hand over personal information for identity theft. How the scam works The...

Found this post helpful? Share it!