Australian Information Security Incident Reported: October 07 2019

Australian Email Incident 2019: Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office accidentally leaks talking points for MPs to journalists

The Prime Minister’s office has accidentally leaked its own internal talking points for MPs to journalists across Australia, revealing the key issues the Coalition will focus on this week.

Source: Sydney IT contractor arrested over Landmark White data breach | Brisbane Times
More reports from: ABC News (Australia).

The 15-page document has key lines for MPs to use in interviews, covering everything from the budget to welfare, energy prices, drought, Julian Assange and the medevac bill.

It includes the main talking points on each topic as well as lines to use if asked about specific details.

The document’s existence is nothing unusual, but the lines are usually kept in-house rather than being distributed direct to journalists in an email at 7:11am on a Monday.