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Ticketmaster hack puts us all on notice

The news of a hacking incident affecting Ticketmaster customers is a warning to small businesses that all businesses are vulnerable to cyber criminals, no matter their size.

30 May 2024: Take just two minutes to enrol in the Cyber Wardens program and protect your small business.

“COSBOA’s Cyber Wardens program is warning small businesses across Australia to be vigilant against cyber attacks in the wake of the global Ticketmaster hack” says COSBOA CEO Luke Achterstraat.

“Online scams and fraud continue to rise, and nearly half (43%) of cyber attacks in Australia target small to medium businesses.

 “The average attack can cost a small business $46,000.

“If you haven’t fortified your digital doors with strong cyber security practices, you put yourself at a higher risk for an online attack.

“When customer information is leaked, you lose the trust of your patrons and this can really set your business back.

“We urge all small businesses to complete the free, online Cyber Wardens training course to ensure they’re taking essential steps to help protect themselves from cyber attacks.

“The nation’s top cyber experts will be working hard to investigate the latest attack, but in the meantime, we are warning everyone to be alert to scams and secondary attacks. It takes just two minutes to start your cyber security journey.

“Training your team through the Cyber Wardens program can help give them the skills to identify and stop a scam attack. Now is the time to be extra vigilant.”

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