Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 01 2019

The work details of 30,000 Victorian public servants are stolen in a data breach, after part of the Victorian Government directory is downloaded by an unknown party.

The list is available to government employees and contains work emails, job titles and work phone numbers.

Employees affected by the breach were told in an email their mobile phone numbers may have also been accessed if they had been entered into the directory.

“Because of this incident you may experience increased phishing, spam and social engineering attempts via your work email address and telephone numbers,” the email notifying the employees read.

Source: Victorian Government employees’ details stolen in data breach