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Recent Cyber Attacks in Australia

102yo grandmother scammed out of aged care bond in $375,000 email hack

When 102-year-old Nancy Pun's $375,000 aged care home deposit was stolen, her family could not bring themselves to tell her.

Six Million Australian Adults Hacked in the Last Year

Roughly-one third of adult Australians, or around 6.4 million people, have been the victim of a breach in the last 12 month.

ACCC calls for united front as scammers steal over $3bn from Australians

Australians lost a record $3.1 billion to scams in 2022, as government, law enforcement and the private sector look to improve collaborative efforts to support the community in the fight against scams. This is an 80 per cent increase on total losses recorded in 2021.


Our mission is to empower and protect seniors in the digital age through comprehensive technology solutions. We are committed to equipping seniors with the knowledge, tools, and support they need to navigate the digital landscape safely, maintain their independence, and enjoy a secure online experience.

These cyber-attacks can have serious consequences for your privacy, identity, finances and safety.

That's why we created Kick Ass Seniors, a comprehensive and affordable online training program that teaches you how to identify and mitigate cyber-attacks.

With Kick Ass Seniors, you will learn

How to spot phishing
scams, impersonation fraud and other
common cyber threats
How to secure your
devices, accounts and passwords
How to use encryption, VPNs
and other tools to protect your online
How to report and recover
from a cyber incident
And much more!

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Take control of your own security today!

Frequently Asked Questions

You can donate online via credit card or PayPal through our secure donation form.

Yes, as a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status in Australia, donations made to Kick-Ass Seniors of $2 or more are tax deductible for the donor. All donations will be provided with a receipt containing our DGR endorsement and ABN to allow for deduction claims. We comply with all Charities Act and ACNC regulations to maintain our deductible charity status in Australia.

The Kass (Kick-Ass Seniors) program is a comprehensive support initiative for seniors, particularly those who have been victims of cybercrime. Their services include:

  • Educational workshop: These help seniors understand and navigate the digital world safely.
  • Individual consultaions: personalized support to address specific concerns.
  • Printed/online resources: Accessible materials to guide and inform.
  • Support helpline: Immediate assistance for urgent issues.
  • Mobile safety app: A tool designed to enhance digital safety.

Additionally,the program offers a First Response Call for seniors over 65 who have experienced cybercrime,providing immediate support and guidance.

Is there a specific aspect of the KASS program you'd like to know more about?

We welcome volunteers to help with workshops, creating content, administrative tasks, events, and more. Visit our Get Involved page to learn more.

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