Online fraud and shopping scams among the top cybercrimes targeting Australians

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Australians are urged to be vigilant and protect themselves online, especially over the busy festive period. The Australian Cyber Security Centre receives one cybercrime report every ten minutes from individuals and businesses. The most common types of cybercrime reported are identity theft, online fraud, shopping scams, online romance scams and business email compromise.  Cybercriminals don’t […]

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Cybercriminals targeting unpatched versions of Windows to take control of users’ computers

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What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre has received reports that hackers are using a security vulnerability called BlueKeep to install malicious software on devices using older versions of Windows. This follows on from the Stay Smart Online Alerts issued in August and May, urging users of pre-Windows 10 operating software to update their software immediately to protect against this vulnerability. […]

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Widespread Emotet malicious software targeting businesses and individuals

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What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of a widespread malicious email virus (malware), known as ‘Emotet’, targeting Australian businesses and individuals. Cybercriminals use malware for different reasons, most commonly to steal personal or valuable information from which they can profit, hold recipients to ransom or install damaging programs onto devices without […]

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Scam text messages targeting Australia Post customers

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What’s happened? Australia Post is warning the community of widespread scam text messages telling customers there are problems delivering a package, or that a parcel won’t be delivered “due to unverified shipping address.” The text messages use AusPost as the sender name (which means it appears in the same text thread as other legitimate AusPost communications) and […]

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It’s Stay Smart Online Week!

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It’s Stay Smart Online Week (7 – 13 October 2019). Find out how you can help to reverse the threat of cyber-crime at Stay Smart Online, an initiative by the Australian Government. 6.09 million adults in Australia experienced cyber crime in 2017. Cyber crime is a big problem in Australia and all over the world. […]

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Time to freshen up your online life!

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Spring is a great time for a clean out — so why not give your online life a fresh start as well? Refreshing your online life is simple and can greatly limit the exposure of your information online. Here are some tips to get your digital spring clean started: 1. Clean up your computer Ensure […]

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Cyber Security Small Business Program

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This program provides businesses with 19 or fewer employees with a grant of up to $2,100 for a certified small business cyber security health check to determine business risk and areas that need attention. Who can apply: At a minimum, you must: have a certified small business health check undertaken by a certified CREST approved […]

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Users of older versions of Windows urged to update their software immediately

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What’s happened? The Australian Cyber Security Centre is aware of widespread abuse of a security vulnerability (called BlueKeep) that affects older versions of Windows operating systems including Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Server 2003 and Server 2008. Hackers can use the BlueKeep vulnerability to access computers and devices that don’t have the latest software updates. Once […]

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Where do you need Assistance?

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In order to deliver the most for you we need your input. Please take a moment to complete our questionnaire to assist us with assessing the digital needs of the small businesses (with 19 or fewer full-time equivalent employees) in our industry. Your cooperation is much appreciated. […]

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Small Business Digital Champions

Digital Transformation for Small Business

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Caravan Industry Association of Australia is very pleased to have been selected as one of 15 industry associations to be involved in the Australian Government’s Small Business Digital Champions initiative. The Digital Champions initiative is designed to assist businesses engaging with digital technology and unlock their potential to become more effective, competitive and profitable. As […]

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