Nobody likes being manipulated—and that’s exactly what happens to people when they fall victim to social engineering scams online. In addition to using more sophisticated malware, ransomware, and viruses, online criminals have become increasingly aware of the use and power psychology plays in weaving believable online fiction.
Ransomware is a form of malware that allows cybercriminals to hold your PC, or files on it, for ransom. This is typically much worse than your average spyware or spam, as the crooks behind the ransomware can ask for a great deal of money.
Constant connectivity to the Internet has improved our lives by leaps and bounds. From booking dinner reservations and buying movie tickets to keeping in touch with long-distance friends and finding the perfect gifts, the web offers a wealth of information.
If you receive a suspicious email claiming to be from the ATO and featuring a Norton logo, please do not click any links, open attachments or respond to the sender. Forward the entire email to the Australian Taxation Office via ReportEmailFraud@ato.gov.au
EOFY usually means organising tax returns for most working Aussies, but also means the chances of being targeted by cybercrime is higher with a lot more personal information being shared digitally. Learn how cybercrime could affect you at tax time, and our top tips to stay safer at tax time.