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NZ Incident: New Zealand ComCom suffers breach after laptop theft | ZDNet

NZ Laptop Stolen 8 October 2019: New Zealand’s Commerce Commission (ComCom) confidential information on laptop belonging to ‘external provider’ containing over 200 meeting and interview transcripts taken in burglary, which has seen the provider dumped.

Incident: ‘Trusted inside access’: Sydney IT contractor arrested over Landmark White data breach | Brisbane Times

October 02 2019 Sydney Insider Charged: Sydney IT contractor arrested over Landmark White data breach containing property valuations, personal details and driver’s licences of a combined 275,000 individuals.

Audit: Queensland government cyber defences fail ethical hack test | iTnews

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Incident: Victorian hospitals targeted in ransomware cyber attack | ABC News (Australia)

October 01 2019 Victorian Hospital Ransomware Attack: The scale of a ransomware attack on some of the state’s major regional hospitals that has forced healthcare providers to go offline.

NZ Incident: Auckland Asics store screens hacked to show pornography | Stuff.co.nz

NZ Hacked 29 September 2019: Promotional screens on a central Auckland Asics store were hacked to show pornographic content on Sunday morning.

Incident: Millions of Australians’ sensitive medical images, data left openly accessible | iTnews

September 20 2019 Australian Medical Privacy Breach: Millions of Australians’ sensitive medical images, data left openly accessible. Australian servers alone leaked 50,000 sets of data comprising 2.5 million accounts.

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Incident: ‘Detailed and graphic’: Clinic faxes patients’ highly sensitive medical histories to wrong number | SMH

September 18 2019 Australian Medical Privacy Breach: A Melbourne medical clinic has been inadvertently faxing highly sensitive patient details including mental health and family medical histories to a Greenvale man for at least two years.

Incident: Online fraud syndicate – Woman arrested and millions allegedly siphoned | 9 News

September 18 2019 Australian Cyber Fraud: Millions of dollars have allegedly been siphoned from personal superannuation and share trading accounts as part of a sophisticated online fraud syndicate.

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

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

September 10 2019 Australian Privacy Breach: Estimated 50,000 students using events app Get, previously known as Qnect, may have had their personal data exposed online.

Incident: Victorian hospitals targeted in ransomware cyber attack | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: October 01 2019

Victorian hospitals targeted in ransomware cyber attack

The Victorian Government is investigating the scale of a ransomware attack on some of the state’s major regional hospitals that has forced healthcare providers to go offline.

Source: Victorian hospitals targeted in ransomware cyber attack
More reports from: ABC News (Australia).

“The cyber incident, which was uncovered on Monday, has blocked access to several systems by the infiltration of ransomware, including financial management,” a Department of Premier and Cabinet spokesperson said in a statement.

The spokesperson said a “number of servers” across Victoria were impacted but investigations were still underway to determine the full extent of the attack.

The department said there was no suggestion that personal patient information had been accessed.

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– October 01 2019 | Victorian hospitals go offline after ransomware attack | iTnews
– October 01 2019 | Victoria’s regional health network hit by Windows ransomware | iTWire
– October 01 2019 | Ransomware attack blocks access to health systems in Victoria | Computer World
– October 11 2019 | Victorian hospitals slowly restoring systems after cyber attack | iTnews

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