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New Gmail Tech Support Scam: A guide for Aussies


Facing a New Threat

new Gmail scam is here. It’s smart and it’s harmful. Attackers pretend to be Google’s tech support and trick you. Understanding this threat is crucial. It affects both personal and professional lives.

Unpacking the Scam

This scam starts with a disguised email. It seems to come from Google’s tech support. The email warns of a “security risk”. It asks you to click a link. But be careful. That click could expose your data.

The Risks Involved

If you fall for this scam, the impact is severe. Personal data and emails are at risk. And it doesn’t stop there; other accounts linked to your Gmail can be exposed. This includes banking, shopping, or social media accounts. The risks range from identity theft to financial fraud.

Business Impact – What’s at Stake

This scam affects businesses too. Consider this. An employee uses the same password for work and personal accounts. Or they use a personal device for work. The device gets compromised. Suddenly, the threat enters the workplace.

All businesses need to watch out for this new Gmail scam. Our Cyber Security for Small Businesses page is a great tool for smaller teams. It has handy tips and advice. Bigger businesses can take a step further with Penetration Testing. This checks how strong their defences are. And remember, training is key. Our Cyber Awareness Training helps all teams learn to spot scams.

Stay Safe

To avoid falling for the scam:

  • Remember, Google won’t ask for your password via email.
  • Check your emails carefully.
  • Don’t click suspicious links.
  • Keep changing your password. Use two-factor authentication.

If You’re a Victim

Clicked on a harmful link? Take quick action:

Stay Informed, Stay Safe

In our digital era, cybersecurity awareness is key. Knowledge of threats like the Gmail scam helps you navigate safely. Our Cyber Security Guide is your comprehensive resource. It offers insights into threats and safety tips.

Ahmed Khanji

Ahmed Khanji

Ahmed Khanji is the CEO of Gridware, a leading cybersecurity consultancy based in Sydney, Australia. An emerging thought leader in cybersecurity, Ahmed is an Adjunct Professor at Western Sydney University and regularly contributes to cybersecurity conversations in Australia. As well as his extensive background as a security advisor to large Australian Enterprises, he is a regular keynote speaker and guest lecturer on offensive cybersecurity topics and blockchain.


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