If a cybercriminal gains access to or impersonates your email account, they can commit fraud or blackmail by stealing your sensitive or financial information. They can also access your online accounts or even send emails pretending to be you.
Email is also a common vector for delivering ransomware attacks – phishing messages are often sent via email to potential victims containing malicious links or attachments.
This month we turn our attention to email security to help you ensure that your email accounts remain safe and can not be accessed by cybercriminals.
What can I do?
There are some simple things you can do to protect your email including turning on multi-factor authentication and protecting your identity online. Find out more at https://www.cyber.gov.au/emailsecurity