The ’Have you been hacked?’ tool is designed to step potential victims through a series of scenarios to help them assess if they’ve been hacked, and guide them on how to respond. Scenarios include ransomware attacks, malware, email compromise and identity theft, as well as phishing and fake website scams accessed via SMS and mobile devices.

The tool is simple to use and includes typical warning signs, scenario explanations and easy-to-follow steps on what to do next to remedy the situation. The tool also tailors its advice to users’ impacted devices.

Preparation and prevention advice is also delivered through the tool, even where it’s likely a hack has not occurred, ensuring Australians are as protected as possible.

Australian businesses should take simple steps like updating their devices, turning on multi-factor authentication and performing regular backups to mitigate ransomware threats.