Australian Information Security Incident Reported: November 11 2016


A local council in Melbourne’s south-east is embroiled in a privacy breach, after the personal details of more than 2,000 residents were accidentally distributed to the public.

A survey was emailed to 952 clients of the City of Kingston Maternal and Child Health Service on Wednesday, but there was an excel spreadsheet attached containing personal information, including dates of birth, addresses and mobile phone numbers of 2,112 people.

Source: Personal details of thousands of residents revealed by Melbourne council in data breach – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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