Posts tagged Cyber Crime
1 Billion Yahoo Accounts Breached. Impacts for Australian Businesses

Yahoo have announced yet another massive breach of their systems, this time dating back to 2013 and impacting around 1 Billion user accounts. If you had a Yahoo account in 2013 we recommend you immediately review the security guidance they have published here:

When the breach of 500 Million Yahoo accounts was announced in September, we wrote up some steps you should take as a business to respond. Yet again you should consider resetting your Yahoo account and changing your password on any other service that may be linked or where you have reused or used a similar password. It is also important to ensure that any staff within your business do the same as they may leave your business systems at risk if they come under attack.

Beyond protecting account credentials there are some other potential impacts you should be mindful of with compromises of this magnitude.

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How to report a Scam or Cyber Crime in Australia

It seems that almost every day there's a new instance of cyber crime being discussed in the news. Almost everyone has experienced or knows someone who's experienced some form of cyber crime. From things as common today as spam and email phishing to more serious computer system attacks such as ransomware or account hacking, every Australian is at risk of the impacts of cyber crime.

Unfortunately while we're all at risk, it's not exactly straight-forward to know what to do when you've been targeted by a cyber criminal and it's even harder to know where to go for help.

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