Spear-phishing and ransomware are the most common cyber techniques used to exploit Australians, a new cybercrime threat report has revealed. The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s 2016 Threat Report applauds a growing cybersecurity awareness, but says misinformation about the severity of incidents is causing confusion. The report says Australia continues to be a target of sophisticated and persistent cyber espionage. But spear-phishing and ransomware (see below for definitions) lead the ACSC’s list of emerging exploitation techniques. In one example, a government…