Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 31 2020

Australian Survey Hacked January 2020: Perth Mint visitor data stolen after feedback survey company hacked

Perth Mint has been targeted by hackers for the second time in two years, this time resulting in a data breach that has compromised the details of more than 1000 visitors.

Source: Perth Mint visitor data stolen after feedback survey company hacked | WAtoday
Company Breach Statement: Media Release: Visitor Information Unlawfully Gained
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The stolen information included contact details of 1480 people who filled out feedback surveys at the West Australian government-owned mint’s depository and included visitor names, email addresses, home addresses and telephone numbers.

The mint confirmed on Friday the survey information was stored by Perth market insights company Metrix Consulting and the contact details had been stolen when an employee of the company fell victim to a phishing scam.

It is the second time Perth Mint has been involved in a serious data breach in two years, after online gold trading customers who used the mint’s online system in September 2018 had personal information, including addresses, bank account numbers, passport and drivers licence details, illegally accessed in a separate data breach.