Australian Information Security Incident Reported: December 05 2018

A 38-year-old Brisbane police officer has been stood down from active duty over allegations of computer hacking.

Queensland Police said the plain clothes senior constable from the Brisbane region was facing criminal charges following an investigation.

Computer Hacking and Misuse carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment in the state, where authorities prefer a more direct description than “unauthorised access and modification of restricted data” on the Commonwealth’s Crimes Act.

It followed information released under Queensland’s right to information laws that revealed that Queensland police took no disciplinary action against 52 of the 59 officers it investigated for computer hacking between August 2016 and September 2017.

Source: Qld undercover cop stood down over “Computer Hacking” claims