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New cybercrime scams hit the headlines

Cyber-attacks target everyday people and big corporations. Here is how you can protect yourself.

Published: 19 October 2022

Rarely a day goes by without an online or phone scam, data breach, or news story of tearful victims having been frauded out of their superannuation or house deposit.

Seniors are too often among them.

The massive Optus data breach was followed up just days later by evidence of overseas-based criminal cabals targeting countries including Australia.

Key Points

  • Authorities continue to investigate the Optus data breach.

  • News reports foreign scams targeting superannuants.

  • Learn more about protecting yourself online.