Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 18 2017

The Victorian Government has apologised to almost 9,000 gun owners after a “deeply concerning” data breach resulted in thousands of gun owners’ personal details mistakenly being emailed out.

Customer service staff at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning last month intended to email gun licence renewal forms, but uploaded the wrong attachment and accidentally sent the names, addresses and gun licence details of 8,709 people.

Source: Victorian Government apologises after thousands of gun owners’ personal details released in email error – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)