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Tag: Cyber Security

Be Cyber Wise, Don’t Compromise

Throughout 2021–22, one cybercrime was reported every 7 minutes to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). Throughout Cyber Security Awareness Month (October) we encourage you to implement these 4 quick steps to help protect yourself and your clients. Step 1: Install updates for your devices and software Regular updates ensure you have the latest security…
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Scam Alerts

Find information and examples on the latest tax and super-related ATO impersonation scams. Scam advice Be wary of emails, phone calls and text messages claiming to be from the ATO. If you think a phone call, SMS, voicemail, email or interaction on social media claiming to be from the ATO is not genuine, do not…
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When Bank Impersonators Go Phishing

Are you sure that person contacting you is really from the bank? Scammers have found a lucrative phishing spot impersonating bank staff and bank communications. They stole $20 million in 2022. Australians lost more than $20 million to bank impersonation scams in 2022, according to Scamwatch, run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).…
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Be Cyber Safe This EOFY

Cyber criminals will be hunting more than just money this end of financial year (EOFY) – remember to keep your guard up. As Australia approaches the EOFY, brokers, individuals, organisations and their employees should stay alert to phishing, smishing (SMS phishing) and vishing (phone call phishing) scams. Cyber criminals attempt to take advantage of this…
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How To Help Protect Your Business

Good cyber security is closer and easier than you think. Here are 4 easy steps you can take right now that can help make your business security stronger. 1. Get your passwords in shape How? You can use a Password Manager to set and save passwords. Also consider switching from passwords to passphrases, which are…
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Protect Your Business From Cyber Scams

Cybercriminals are targeting small businesses with business email compromise scams. They send fraudulent emails posing as a legitimate business contact or staff member. They typically request a change in bank account details for a deposit, wages or invoice payment. Victims then unknowingly send money to the cybercriminal. These fraudulent emails may come from hacked email…
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