New wave of technical support scams

There have been numerous reports of technical support scams impersonating Telstra. These scams may also be known as ‘Remote Access scams’ or ‘Impersonation scams’. Victims are contacted by callers pretending to be representatives from Telstra reporting some kind of problem. (One recent scam, for example, claims that the lights blinking in a particular pattern on… Read More »

Update on WanaCry global ransomware

The Australian Government is aware of a large-scale ransomware campaign that has impacted organisations globally. We recommend Australian businesses, households and individuals take steps now to protect their computers, networks and devices. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has been engaging with Australian businesses and industry sectors over the weekend to ensure they are aware of… Read More »

Protect yourself from ransomware

A ransomware campaign has impacted a number of organisations globally, including the UK’s National Health Service. Ransomware is malicious software that makes data or systems unusable until the victim makes a payment. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely. If you have been affected by the Wanacry ransomware, you can report the incident to… Read More »