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AU Info and Cyber Security News Last Week 2023-06-26

Australian Info and Cyber Security Last Week 26th June 2023: Efos machine provider Smartpay impacted OZ and NZ customers. Libraries Tasmania had an old-school data handling incident, placing PII on this public website. The HWL Ebsworth Lawyers breach is continuing to expose clients with the Big 4 banks and the Department of Defence joining the growing list. And to finish off we welcome our new National Cybersecurity Co-Ordinator, Air Marshal Darren Goldie.

Australian InfoSec Incidents and Audits Issues

Incident: Pizza Hut Australia leaks one million customers’ details, claims ShinyHunters hacking group | Bitdefender

Australian Fastfood Company Hacked, 06 September 2023: Pizza Hut Australia leaks one million customers’ details, claims ShinyHunters hacking groups. Unauthorised access gained to companies Amazon Web Services buckets claiming to have exfiltrated 30 million customer order records.

Incident: Thousands of donors to Australian charities, including Cancer Council and Canteen, have data leaked to dark web | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Telemarketer Breach, 23 August 2023: Pareto Phone, a Brisbane-based telemarketing company that contacts potential donors on behalf of charities, was hacked by cybercriminals in April. 70 charities, including Amnesty International Australia, Australian Conservation Foundation, Wilderness Society, Cancer Council Cancer, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Canteen, Heart Foundation, and Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Incident: Australian vocational and trades education centre hit by Lockbit | iTWire

Australian Education Ransomware Attack, 19 July 2023: Australian Academy of Vocational Education and Trades trading as Academia, has been hit by the Windows ransomware group Lockbit 3.0. The attackers have given the organisation a deadline of 24 July to get in touch and presumably negotiate a ransom payment.


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