Incident: A major hack at one of NSW’s largest drug rehabilitation services, Adele House has left hundreds of patients at risk | The Australian

Australian Medical Data Breach November 2019: A hack at one of NSW’s largest drug rehabilitation services, Adele House has left hundreds of patients at risk.

Incident: Two Sydney women charged over $500,000 BEC scam | iTnews

Australian Cyber Crime November 2019: Two Sydney women have been charged over their alleged involvement in a $500,000 business email compromise scam.

NZ Incident: Financial Markets Authority apologises for privacy breach | FMA

NZ Privacy Breach 7 November 2019. New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority apologises for privacy breach where complaints documents were potentially accessible via internet.

Incident: Hobart man pleads guilty to stalking and controlling ex-girlfriend’s car with his computer | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Cyber Stalking November 2019: Hobart man pleads guilty to stalking and controlling ex-girlfriend’s car with his computer. He downloaded and set up an online application that gave him control over the stop and start function of his ex-lover’s car and allowed him to track her movements.

Incident: Monash IVF patients receive bogus emails after ‘malicious cyber attack’ on fertility company | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Medical Data Breach and Cyber Fraud November 2019: Australian medical group Monash IVF patients receive bogus emails after ‘malicious cyber attack’ on fertility company.

Quote: Edward Snowden “It is not data that is being exploited, it’s people that are people exploited.”

Security Quote: Edward Snowden “Data isn’t harmless, data isn’t abstract when it’s about people. Almost all the data being collected today is about people. It is not data that is being exploited, it’s people that are people exploited. It’s not data in networks being influences or manipulated, it is you being manipulated.”

Incident: Cyber criminals hack Perth Anaesthetic Group hospital and steal patients’ personal information in terrifying security breach | Daily Mail Australia

Australian DataBreach CyberCrime November 2019: Cyber criminals hack Perth Anaesthetic Group hospital and steal patients’ personal information in terrifying security breach. Several patients were sent fake invoices from the hackers demanding payments.

Incident: Victorian man arrested over multiple DDoS attacks | iTnews

Australian DDoS Attack Arrest October 2019: Victorian man arrested over multiple DDoS attacks against a telecommunications business and a large shopping complex.

Incident: Thousands of Optus mobile numbers mistakenly published in White Pages | Brisbane Times

Australian Privacy Breach Incident October 2019: Tens of thousands of Australian Optus customers have had their mobile phone numbers and addresses mistakenly published online.

Incident: 7-Eleven fuel app data breach exposes users’ personal details | The Guardian

Australian App Privacy Breach October 2019: 7-Eleven fuel app data breach exposes users’ personal details, users were able to see other customers’ data, including names, dates of birth and mobile numbers.

Incident: Cyber scare shuts down hospital IT systems in rural north-east Victoria | Brisbane Times

Australian Virus/Malware Incident October 2019: Australian Virus/Malware Incident October 2019: A number of rural Victorian health services in the state’s north-east were forced to shut down their IT systems due to a malware virus.

Incident: Doctor, patient details allegedly stolen in CSL Behring Australia espionage scandal | SMH

Australian Former Employee Data Breach 18 October 2019: CSL Behring has filed a lawsuit against a former employee, claiming he stole sensitive information with the intention of passing it on to his new company Pharming.

Audit: NSW unis facing significant cyber risks | Technology Decisions

Australian Information Security Audit Report June 12 2019

NSW unis facing significant cyber risks

Reported in: Technology Decisions

Universities across NSW are exposed to cyber attacks due to significant deficiencies in IT internal controls, an audit has found.

An audit of 10 universities conducted by the state’s Auditor General also found that three universities are still developing a strategy to safeguard against cybersecurity risks, and two have yet to establish a recovery plan following a cyber attack.

According to the report, 51 of the 99 internal control deficiencies identified in the audit are related to IT, and these deficiencies can represent significant vulnerabilities for the universities.

No university had implemented all of the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Essential Eight threat mitigation strategies. Most universities have adopted measures including regularly patching operating systems (10 universities), restricting and reviewing administrative privileges (nine), checking and applying security patches (eight) and conducting daily backups (seven), and disabling or restricting Office macro settings (six).

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