Quote: Stephane Nappo “A weak digital security can jeopardize a robust physical safety.”

Security Quote: Stephane Nappo “A weak digital security can jeopardize a robust physical safety.”

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Privacy Breach 09 September 2019: The NZ Transport Agency admits to a technology botch up leaving what was meant to be a highly secure data key wide open.

Incident: Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter’s office in privacy breach over draft religious discrimination bill email | The Australian

September 03 2019 Australian Privacy Breach: Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter’s office in privacy breach over draft religious discrimination bill email.

Quote: Joseph Wood Krutch “Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.”

Security Quote: Joseph Wood Krutch “Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.”

Incident: TGI Fridays Delivers Customer Indigestion Over Data Exposure | Threatpost

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NZ Incident: ‘Coding error’ compromises passports, driver licences in Ministry of Culture and Heritage data breach | Stuff.co.nz

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Incident: Aussie banks warn customers after fresh PayID data breach | iTnews

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Audit: Northern Territory School children’s data exposed to cyber security threats due to education department oversight | ABC Australia

August 17 2019 Audit Finding: The confidential records of children and teachers have been left vulnerable to cyber security attacks and data mismanagement due to education departmental oversight in the Northern Territory Government, a report from the auditor general’s office has revealed.

Incident: Sensitive personal data of hundreds of visa applicants accidentally leaked in email mishap | ABC News Australia

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Incident: Data breach may affect 50,000 Australian university students using ‘Get’ app | The Guardian

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: September 10 2019

Data breach may affect 50,000 Australian university students using ‘Get’ app

Students using events app Get, previously known as Qnect, may have had their personal data exposed online.

Source: Data breach may affect 50,000 Australian university students using ‘Get’ app
More reports from: The Guardian.

The personal details of an estimated 50,000 students involved in university clubs and societies around Australia may have been exposed online, in the second breach of its kind for the company holding the data.

Get, previously known as Qnect, is an app built for university societies and clubs to facilitate payments for events and merchandise. The app operates in four countries with 159,000 active student users, and 453 clubs using it.

A user on Reddit reported over the weekend that after looking up their own club they were able to get access to other users’ data, including name, email, date of birth, Facebook ID and phone numbers, through the company’s search function, API.

Get rebranded last year following a data breach that resulted in members of societies and clubs using the platform being threatened with having their data released by a hacking group, unless then-Qnect paid the hackers in bitcoin.

More coverage:

Tech start-up investigating ‘potential data leak’ on online ticketing platform | ABC News (Australia)

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