Incident: A major hack at one of NSW’s largest drug rehabilitation services, Adele House has left hundreds of patients at risk | The Australian

Australian Medical Data Breach November 2019: A hack at one of NSW’s largest drug rehabilitation services, Adele House has left hundreds of patients at risk.

Incident: Two Sydney women charged over $500,000 BEC scam | iTnews

Australian Cyber Crime November 2019: Two Sydney women have been charged over their alleged involvement in a $500,000 business email compromise scam.

NZ Incident: Financial Markets Authority apologises for privacy breach | FMA

NZ Privacy Breach 7 November 2019. New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority apologises for privacy breach where complaints documents were potentially accessible via internet.

Incident: Hobart man pleads guilty to stalking and controlling ex-girlfriend’s car with his computer | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Cyber Stalking November 2019: Hobart man pleads guilty to stalking and controlling ex-girlfriend’s car with his computer. He downloaded and set up an online application that gave him control over the stop and start function of his ex-lover’s car and allowed him to track her movements.

Incident: Monash IVF patients receive bogus emails after ‘malicious cyber attack’ on fertility company | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Medical Data Breach and Cyber Fraud November 2019: Australian medical group Monash IVF patients receive bogus emails after ‘malicious cyber attack’ on fertility company.

Quote: Edward Snowden “It is not data that is being exploited, it’s people that are people exploited.”

Security Quote: Edward Snowden “Data isn’t harmless, data isn’t abstract when it’s about people. Almost all the data being collected today is about people. It is not data that is being exploited, it’s people that are people exploited. It’s not data in networks being influences or manipulated, it is you being manipulated.”

Incident: Cyber criminals hack Perth Anaesthetic Group hospital and steal patients’ personal information in terrifying security breach | Daily Mail Australia

Australian DataBreach CyberCrime November 2019: Cyber criminals hack Perth Anaesthetic Group hospital and steal patients’ personal information in terrifying security breach. Several patients were sent fake invoices from the hackers demanding payments.

Incident: Victorian man arrested over multiple DDoS attacks | iTnews

Australian DDoS Attack Arrest October 2019: Victorian man arrested over multiple DDoS attacks against a telecommunications business and a large shopping complex.

Incident: Thousands of Optus mobile numbers mistakenly published in White Pages | Brisbane Times

Australian Privacy Breach Incident October 2019: Tens of thousands of Australian Optus customers have had their mobile phone numbers and addresses mistakenly published online.

Incident: 7-Eleven fuel app data breach exposes users’ personal details | The Guardian

Australian App Privacy Breach October 2019: 7-Eleven fuel app data breach exposes users’ personal details, users were able to see other customers’ data, including names, dates of birth and mobile numbers.

Incident: Cyber scare shuts down hospital IT systems in rural north-east Victoria | Brisbane Times

Australian Virus/Malware Incident October 2019: Australian Virus/Malware Incident October 2019: A number of rural Victorian health services in the state’s north-east were forced to shut down their IT systems due to a malware virus.

Incident: Doctor, patient details allegedly stolen in CSL Behring Australia espionage scandal | SMH

Australian Former Employee Data Breach 18 October 2019: CSL Behring has filed a lawsuit against a former employee, claiming he stole sensitive information with the intention of passing it on to his new company Pharming.

Australian InfoSec Incident Report 2013 Summary

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: 2013

ustralian Information Security Incident Reported: 2013

“The reports are only up to May 2013 and take up at the end of 2014 in the next report. I ran away to a tropical island to learn Stand Up Paddle Surfing and a bit more about balance on more than a board.” – SteveK


Blueprints for new ASIO headquarters ‘stolen’
Blueprints for ASIO’s new $631 million building were stolen by someone in China when a computer system containing the information was hacked.
May 27, 2013. Ben Grubb, SMH
From: http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/blueprints-for-new-asio-headquarters-stolen-20130527-2n7kz.html

Oops: Google search reveals private Telstra customer data.
The personal information of thousands of Telstra customers has been found online using a Google search.
May 16, 2013. Ben Grubb, SMH
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/oops-google-search-reveals-private-telstra-customer-data-20130516-2jnmw.html

Hackers target Bureau of Statistics data
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has confirmed that hackers have recently attempted to break through its security systems to get hold of potentially market sensitive information.
Apr 26, 2013. Peter Ryan, ABC
From: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-26/abs-targeted-by-hackers/4652758

New Zealand web sites security breached overnight
It appears the latest round of hacked New Zealand web sites are simply defaced with the hacker’s “signature page”.
March 6, 2013. Whaleoil
From: http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2013/03/breaking-new-zealand-web-sites-security-breached-overnight/

Hackers breach Reserve Bank
Hackers penetrated computers at the Reserve Bank of Australia in a “highly targeted” and “plausible” email phishing scam targeting employees.
March 11, 2013. Lia Timson, SMH
From: http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/security-it/hackers-breach-reserve-bank-20130311-2fv8i.html

Cracks widen in ABC website security
More than half of the “hashed” passwords exposed in a breach of about 50,000 accounts on the ABC’s website have been cracked by an Australian security researcher.
February 28, 2013. Ben Grubb, SMH
From: http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/cracks-widen-in-abc-website-security-20130228-2f78z.html

Lush: Australian and New Zealand Online Security Breach
After recently having its UK website hacked, hand-made costmetics retailer, Lush has announced that its Australian and New Zealand websites have also been the target of hackers and been possibly compromised
February 15, 2013. Nirosha Methananda, PowerRetail
From: http://www.powerretail.com.au/news/lush-online-security-breach/

Criminals breach Australian tax system
Fears have been raised about the security of Australian taxpayers’ information after four tax agents’ account details were illegally used by third parties.
February 8, 2013. Ben Grubb, SMH
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Security fears over exposure of web-accessible printers
Google is exposing thousands of Hewlett-Packard printers that aren’t password protected, allowing anyone to control and manage them remotely and print reams of documents.
Many of the printers are at universities, including a number in Australia.
January 29, 2013. Ben Grubb, SMH
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ABC hacked over Wilders interview, personal information of thousands leaked online
VICTIMS have been left stunned after their personal information was leaked online following an alleged hacking attack on the ABC website.
January 21, 2013. FebruaBen Grubbews Limited Network
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UNSW confirms hacking breach
The University of NSW has been the target of a “concerted effort” to hack its systems in December and January forcing the shutdown of 25 of its servers, a spokesman confirmed.
January 21, 2013. Asher Moses, SMH
From: http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/unsw-confirms-hacking-breach-20130121-2d272.html

Drake reports 300k breach to Oz watchdog, but says no risk to affected
The Australian office of hacked recruiter Drake International say details in a candidate database stolen by hackers last week posed no risk to affected individuals — but it has nonetheless reported the breach to the Australian Information Commissioner’s Office.
January 16, 2013. Liam Tung (CSO Online (Australia))
http://www.cso.com.au/article/446646/drake_reports_300k_breach_oz_watchdog_says_no_risk_affected/

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