The ATO continued to observe the incidence of ATO Impersonation via social media with reports occurring on a variety of large platforms. In response the ATO has issued a scam alert to raise awareness and educate the community on how to identify and report on these scams.
The ATO continues to see a high level of email and SMS ATO Impersonation scam reports with fake myGov login phishing sites being the top reported scam.
The ATO has released a series of Tax Practitioner Newsletter articles that focus on each of the mitigation strategies of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Essential Eight.
The ACSC continues to encourage the use of their 24/7 hotline for Cyber threat incidents at 1300 CYBER1 (1300 292 371). The ACSC has helpful guides and advice on staying secure available on their website www.cyber.gov.auExternal LinkKey messages from the Cyber Security Stakeholder Group meeting 23 February 2023.