Ransomware

Internet and phone scams continue to plague Australians with over $851m lost to scams in 2020. There are many scams to watch out for involving tech. From automated Internet disconnection scams to call centre scams with ‘agents’ pretending to be from the Australian Federal Police with a warrant for your arrest. It’s a minefield out there, there are many scams, many adaptations and many ways to get caught out. There are some simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of being caught up in such scams. Phone Scams - If you’re unsure who...

Ransomware has recently been in the spotlight as a result of the ‘WannaCry’ attack which shut down large companies around the world. Ransomware is the term used when a computer virus locks a users files rendering them useless without the required encryption key to unlock the files affected. How it works. Prior to the WannaCry threat, ransomware was largely dependent on human interaction. Some well known methods the spread ransomware included the use of E-Mails such as the ‘Federal Police speed camera fine’, ‘Origin & AGL outstanding account’, or the ‘Australia Post...