A warning was recently issued by the Australian Government of cybercriminals impersonating the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) to infect with malware.

These cybercriminals are using social engineering tactics to convince potential victims to install remote desktop software. If successful, these criminals will steal your banking information.

The government issued the following statement, “The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) warns some Australians are receiving phone calls or emails from scammers claiming to be ACSC employees and that the receiving person’s computer has been compromised.”

The cybersecurity agency has also reported that besides email there has been a number of reports that state a spoofed Australian phone number with a request to download the remote desktop software ‘TeamViewer’ or ‘AnyDesk’. The agency adds in their statement, “The scammer then attempts to persuade recipients to take actions, such as enter a URL into a browser and access online banking services, which then compromises their computer to reveal banking information.”

If you or your users have been targeted in this campaign, please reach out to the ACSC by contacting 1300 292 371 (1300 CYBER 1). It’s also important to train your users of the latest threats. New-school security awareness training can teach your users how to spot and report any suspicious activity with continual user education.