Cybercrime up during COVID-19 crisis

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cybercrime up during covid-19 crisis

As confusion and anxiety heightens during the COVID pandemic, so too does activity by hackers. 

Hackers are taking advantage of the work from home (WFH) wave that has come with the COVID-19 crisis and the resultant easing of many businesses security policies to allow the flexibility of remote access for WFH. 

Australian businesses are advised to remain vigilant in their identifying of suspicious activity and provide clear information and direction to their staff regarding proper procedure and safe practices to mitigate risk. 

Below is a brief list of some helpful resources that business owners may be interested in viewing for information in relation to minimising their risk during the COVID-19 crisis: 


Australian Signals Directorate – Australian Cybersecurity Centre – COVID-19 security hub  

Mailguard blog Be cyber-alert not cyber-alarmed 

TrendMicro – Coronavirus resource hub


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