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  1. 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...
  2. What’s happened? Scammers are targeting Australian jobseekers to steal their personal information and trick them into transferring money to criminals, by posting fake employment ads on jobseeker websites like Seek, Jora and Indeed. How the scam...
  3. What’s happened? Microsoft has released a software update to fix a security flaw in some older versions of Windows including Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. The update addresses a vulnerability that attackers may use to gain...
  4. What’s happened? WhatsApp users are urged to update their WhatsApp app with the latest software update. The update was released this week to address a security vulnerability that could allow a cybercriminal to remotely install surveillance software...
  5. What’s happened? Telephone scams – where people pretend to be from a reputable organisation to try to get access to your computer and your bank account – are a constant threat. We are aware of a telephone scam where people call pretending to be...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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,...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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