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Ransomware

Ransomware

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a common form of security threat that you hear a lot about in the media. It is a coordinated attack by cybercriminals that targets particular businesses with the aim of determining system weaknesses. It involves the encryption of business data and demanding a ransom to decrypt it. Ransomware may infect …

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Current SCAMS

Current scams

Current Scams Linkt customers have been recent targets of an SMS phishing scam, watch the video here to see how they were scammed out of thousands of dollars. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6ivTpTtWS0 Case Study 1- Linkt According to Scamwatch Australia, payment redirection scams alone (like the Linkt text message scam), cost Australian businesses $227 million in 2021. …

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Phishing Techniques

Phishing techniques

Criminals use some common techniques to try to get individuals or businesses to react to their requests for action. It is important that you are educated about these techniques and are able to spot them if they occur. The techniques include things like: Phishing Techniques Presenting as an authority figure or source such as a …

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Phishing

Phishing

What is Phishing? Emails, text messages, social media platforms, and phone calls can often be the source of a cyber security threat. Phishing is the process that criminals use to scam individuals and businesses, they often present as what looks like people or businesses that you know and trust, and their contact attempts to trick …

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Malware

Malware

Cyber security threats Malware Malware is a term used to describe malicious software. This software includes viruses, worms, spyware and trojans. Malware provides criminals with the ability to access private information such as passwords, bank account details and credit card numbers. Access to this information can result in identify theft, fraud, business disruption and the …

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Identifying online security threats

What is an online security threat? An online security or cyber threat refers to any circumstance or event with the potential to harm systems or information.  Cyber threats include malicious software, phishing and ransomware, these threats impact Australian businesses every day with even small cyber security incidents having the ability to have devastating impacts.