October 20, 2021

COVID, lockdowns, tax time: scammers pose triple threat

Dr Seneviratne.

Dr Suranga Seneviratne is a computer scientist and cybersecurity expert from the Faculty of Engineering who warns that conditions caused by the pandemic are leaving Australians vulnerable to a scam surge. He provides timely advice for on how to spot scams and avoid becoming a target.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Australia again. Many of us were caught off guard and we have all had to quickly react and adjust. Changed work conditions – or lack thereof, home-schooling, social isolation and information overload are making many of us,even the tech savvy, vulnerable to scams,” said Dr Suranga Seneviratne.

“Scammers target vulnerability and thrive on disorder – current conditions are the perfect breeding ground for this type of nefarious activity.

“Now, more than ever, we should be on high…

Read full article here: www.sydney.edu.au