Protect yourself from data breaches
Hackers are targeting large Australian businesses and successfully accessing large sets of personal data belonging to millions of Australians.
The latest events involved Optus and Medibank and even if you weren’t one of their customers, when you consider it carefully, your personal information is held by many private businesses. Successful hacking attempts will continue because personal data is highly valuable.
This personal data can be used for a range of criminal activity and can also be used to specifically target you and gain access to more of your personal and financial information.
It is important that everyone has a good understanding of how to protect their personal information and what steps you should take if your personal information is stolen and misused.
These data breaches will only become more common but there are some easy steps you can take to protect yourself.