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Protect yourself online – in your language

8 October 2019

Every day cybercriminals steal the online identities of people just like you. It doesn’t matter what your background is, cybercrime targets people of different cultures, ages and income levels across Australia.

In fact, almost one in three Australian adults were impacted by cybercrime in 2018, and victims can spend so much time, energy and emotion recovering from the damage caused. 

You may not realise, but your online identity is made up of many things, that cybercriminals can piece together to steal your money or identity. These things can include your name, date of birth, address, bank account details, credit card numbers, driver’s licence, passport and even photos you share with friends. 

The good news is that you can take simple steps to better protect your personal and financial information online – and we have a range of translated fact sheets to help you.

About Stay Smart Online Week

It’s Stay Smart Online Week and you might have noticed things look a little different! We have reversed our website to black and white for the week to draw attention to cybercrime. Many of our partners, which include some of Australia’s biggest organisations, have joined us to help raise awareness to reverse the threat of cybercrime, together.

You can take control of their online identity by reviewing privacy settings, knowing how to spot phishing scams and creating strong and different passwords on your important accounts. To take the phishing quiz and more, head to www.staysmartonline.gov.au/reversethethreat 

Where to get help

If you have fallen victim to cybercrime, support is available. Head to our ‘Get help’ page for advice on recovering your identity, where to report cybercrime and dealing with online scams.