Australian Information Security Incident Reported: July 19 2017
A Broome camping and fishing store got a shock when it fell victim to a cyber attack — and experts say WA’s critical infrastructure is not immune.
Bruce Bechly got a rude shock when he tried to fire up the computers one morning at the camping and fishing store he manages in Broome. The store’s point-of-sale data had been locked by cyber attackers, who were demanding a $5,000 ransom to release it.
The database held crucial business information, but the store’s owners refused to pay the ransom.
It resulted in the loss of a month’s worth of sale and stock data.