Cyber Security Awareness Month 2023 – Be Cyber Wise, Don’t Compromise

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, a time for all Australians to improve their cyber security knowledge and take action to protect their information and devices. The theme for Cyber Security Awareness Month 2023 is ‘be cyber wise – don’t compromise’. We’re encouraging you to take 4 simple steps to be cyber wise: Update your … Read more

Today Is World Backup – Day 31st March – Please Protect Your Data

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Peter Herriman from Web South says, “We actually recommend regular backups, and multiple storage locations and devices, but I learnt those techniques during the early ’80’s and on mainframe systems with data worth millions of dollars (back then, imagine now as there is so much more data stored!). All the same, we are well aware … Read more

Domain Confirmation SCAM

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Gee! This one could easily catch anyone who has registered thier own domain name. DO NOT REPLY TO IT! This may vary but it is likely to look like this in the Subject of the email It is possible to get emails from Auda, and it may be to verify ownership. It is unlikely to … Read more

Domain Name Scam Alert

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SCAM ALERT! We have been made aware of a scam targeting .au registrants, with emails from someone posing as an auDA employee requesting scans of personal documents. Please do not not reply to it. Who is the auDA? auDA is the administrator of Australia’s .au top level domain and thier work ensures .au remains a … Read more

Ransomware The First Focus For Launch Of New Cyber Security Campaign

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The launching of a new cyber security campaign by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), which will run all year round… because cybercrime never stops! is focusing on Ransomware.

Their campaign warns Australians about cybercrime and promotes cyber.gov.au as the one-stop shop for individuals, businesses and organisations to protect themselves against cyber threats.

Act now, stay secure

The new campaign promotes the ACSC as the trusted authority for cyber security advice and assistance in Australia. It warns that cybercriminals never switch off and urges Australians to ‘act now, stay secure’ by accessing the easy-to-follow cyber security advice on cyber.gov.au.

This month’s theme is ransomware, a type of malicious software that makes your computer or its files unusable unless you pay a fee. Anyone can be the victim of a ransomware attack at any time, and we are seeing an increase in ransomware attacks in Australia.

Check out our new ransomware guides (https://www.cyber.gov.au/ransomware).

This video by the ACSC is a great explainer.
The big take away from it is to be cautious/suspicious and that no device is immune if you click on ‘sus’ stuff.

Web South Still Supporting The Region During COVID-19

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G’day Everyone, What a crazy time this is – with the massive upheaval caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is still not even at it’s peak in Australia, and as far as I am aware we have not had anyone test positive in this district, but let’s face it this will change. I would like … Read more

Facebook SCAM to Steal Your Login ID

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Another Facebook SCAM – seems most likely this one is trying to steal your login details. I have just received an email from “Facebook” (NOT REALLY Facebook) – this content below – please do not spread it! ———— Facebook Account Deletion Following our latest report, more than 40% of accounts registered on our servers are … Read more

Older Android & iPhone devices to be affected by WhatsApp support change

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The ABC News feed has picked up on this bit of communication device news. “WhatsApp to stop working on Android and iPhone devices with outdated operating systems”. WhatsApp is a communications program (app) where people can use the internet to connect to each other anywhere in the World using thier mobile phones (or other computing … Read more