Australian Information and Cyber Security Awareness
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Australian Information Security Incidents and Stuff
Australian Data Breach October 19 2020: WA energy retailer and supplier Kleenheat customer names and addresses exposed in system breach, believes the breach occurred in 2014 on a third-party system.Read More
Australian Ransomware Attack October 2020: Spotless Group, the Downer-owned facilities services provider, is the latest high-profile Australian company to fall victim to ransomware attackers. Confirms a ‘number’ of servers ‘accessed’.Read More
Quote: Michael McCormack “Never been a breach, the ABS assures us that this won’t happen into the future with this Census”
Cyber Quotes and Wisdom: Michael McCormack “Never been a breach, the ABS assures us that this won’t happen into the future with this Census”Read More
Cyber Quotes and Wisdom: Hanif Kureishi “Security and safety were the reward of dullness.”Read More
Australian Audit Report October 2020: New South Wales government blasted for failing councils on cyber security. Audit “complete lack” of support for IT security.Read More
Incident: DFAT admits email addresses of almost 3,000 Australians stranded overseas released in breach | The Guardian
Australian Government Privacy Breach September 2020: DFAT admits email addresses of almost 3,000 Australians stranded overseas released in breach. Addressees were mistakenly listed in the ‘to’ field, rather than ‘bcc’, making them visible to other recipients.Read More
New Zealand Privacy Breach September 2020: RC plane and drone users’ details leaked by CAA New Zealand. CAA New Zealand violation of privacy involving people from around the world who filed complaints with them.Read More
Australian Audit Report September 2020: ANAO finds Services Australia lacking in cyber and cost aspects of WPIT. Services Australia did not apply an appropriate framework to manage cyber security risk.Read More
Australian Detailed Privacy Breach September 2020: Scouts Victoria data breach potentially nets 900 people’s personal details including bank details, birth certificates and court orders.Read More
Incident: Top Australian tenancy blacklist firm under investigation by information commissioner | The Guardian
Australian Potential Data Breach September 2020: Top Australian tenancy blacklist firm under investigation by information commissioner. Trading Reference Australia obtains injunction to not hand over details to information commissionerRead More
Australian Privacy Exposure September 2020: Misconfigured UTAS SharePoint site exposed 20,000 students’ details. Security settings allowed broad access to files.Read More
Incident: Anglicare Sydney being held to ransom over sensitive data stolen from computer system | ABC News (Australia)
Australian Medical Privacy Breach September 2020: Anglicare Sydney being held to ransom over sensitive data stolen from computer system, 17GB data transmitted to ‘remote location’ after attack.Read More
Australian Social Media Privacy Breach September 2020: Why you shouldn’t post a picture of a boarding pass on social media. Security experts are repeating warnings to keep pictures of documents with personal information and barcode.Read More
Australian Insider Unauthorised Access September 2020: Government contractor accessed private data over ‘grudge’
using access to job seeker records to illegally access the Commonwealth data of four people.
Incident: Specsavers – Adelaide optometrist struck off register after tampering with hundreds of glasses prescriptions | ABC News (Australia)
Australian Insider Threat September 2020. Specsavers – Adelaide optometrist struck off register after tampering with hundreds of glasses prescriptions. Investigations revealed somebody had “systematically” altered the prescriptions using the optometrist’s login details.Read More
Incident: Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron to be questioned by Office of Australian Information Commissioner after data breach | The Courier Mail
Australian Email Privacy Breach September 2020: Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron to be questioned by Office of Australian Information Commissioner after an email data breach leaking the personal details of 617 members, including millionaire business owners, doctors and barristers.Read More
Australian Ransomware Attack September 2020: Australian workforce design and delivery firm Tandem Corp hit by Windows NetWalker ransomware. Allegedly stolen information includes financial data, personnel information, and also passport details.Read More
Incident: Data breach exposes tens of thousands of NSW driver’s licences online | ABC News (Australia)
Australian Government Privacy Breach September 2020: Data breach exposes tens of thousands of NSW driver’s licences online. The documents feature scans of licences which reveal information such as names and addresses.Read More
Australian Ransomware Data Breach September 2020: Australian company Jands appears to have been hit by Windows ransomware. NetWalker encrypted and stole financial data, customer details and other miscellaneous data.Read More
Australian Cyber Incident August 2020: Data#3 says it has been hit by a non-notifiable cyber incident. Company has made contact with 28 of its impacted customers and says its ongoing operations are fine.Read More