DIGEST 01 FEBRUARY 2020 | Australian Information and Cyber Security News

DIGEST 01 FEBRUARY 2020 | Australian Information and Cyber Security News

Digest 01 February 2020 | Australian Information and Cyber Security News

Summary

  • Incident: Australian wool sales stopped by ransomware attack | iTnews
  • Incident: Car auction house Manheim suffers significant malware attack
  • Incident: Toll Group shuts IT systems after ‘cyber security incident’ | iTnews
  • Incident: Perth Mint visitor data stolen after feedback survey company hacked | WAtoday
  • Incident: Police & Nurses Bank WA discloses data breach, customer account information, balances exposed | ZDnet
  • Incident: Suspected Ryuk ransomware attack locks down Adelaide’s City of Onkaparinga council | ABC News (Australia)
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  • A bit less serious

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Incident: Australian wool sales stopped by ransomware attack | iTnews

Published Feb 27, 2020 05:04 am by Steven Kirby
Australian Wool Exchange

Australian Cyber Attack February 2020: Australian wool sales stopped by ransomware attack, major wool exchange supplier hit by a ransomware attack that encrypted its production databases.

Tags: Agriculture and Farming, Australia, Australian InfoSec Incidents 2020, iTnews, Malware, Ransomware, Retail, Australian Wool Exchange, Talman Group


Incident: Car auction house Manheim suffers significant malware attack

Published Feb 20, 2020 05:56 am by Steven Kirby
Manheim Auctions Australia

Australian Malware Attack February 2020: Car auction house Manheim suffers significant malware attack. Manheim has been forced to temporarily halt its operations after the major security breach.

Tags: Auctions and Exchanges, Australia, Australian InfoSec Incidents 2020, Malware, Manheim Auctions Australia


Incident: Toll Group shuts IT systems after ‘cyber security incident’ | iTnews

Published Feb 03, 2020 05:12 am by Steven Kirby
Toll Group

Australian Transport Malware Attack February 2020: Toll Group shuts IT systems after 'cyber security incident'. Ransomware is believed to have infected as many as 1000 servers, including Active Directory

Tags: Australia, Australian InfoSec Incidents 2020, iTnews, Malware, Transport and Logistics, Toll Group


Incident: Perth Mint visitor data stolen after feedback survey company hacked | WAtoday

Published Jan 31, 2020 04:57 am by Steven Kirby
Perth Mint

Australian Survey Hacked January 2020: Perth Mint visitor feedback survey data stolen after West Australian market insights company Metrix Consulting was hacked via a Phishing scam.

Tags: Australian InfoSec Incidents 2020, Banking and Finance, Breach Notification, Data Breach, Email Phishing, Hacked, Privacy Breach, WAtoday, Western Australia, Metrix Consulting, Perth Mint


Incident: Police & Nurses Bank WA discloses data breach, customer account information, balances exposed | ZDnet

Published Jan 15, 2020 10:59 am by Steven Kirby
P&N Bank WA

Australian Banking Breach January 2020: Police & Nurses Bank WA discloses data breach, customer account information, balances exposed. The Australian bank says a cyberattack took place during a server upgrade.

Tags: Australian InfoSec Incidents 2020, Banking and Finance, Breach Notification, Data Breach, Hacked, Privacy Breach, Western Australia, ZDNet, Police & Nurses Bank WA


Incident: Suspected Ryuk ransomware attack locks down Adelaide’s City of Onkaparinga council | ABC News (Australia)

Published Jan 06, 2020 05:44 am by Steven Kirby
City of Onkaparinga

Australian Local Government Ransomware January 2020: Suspected Ryuk ransomware attack locks down Adelaide's City of Onkaparinga council. Forced staff to start their holidays earlier than planned.

Tags: ABC News (Australia), Australian InfoSec Incidents 2020, Local Government, Ransomware, South Australia, City of Onkaparinga

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Cyber attack forces cancellation of wool sales across Australia

Sat, 29 Feb 2020 11:35:25 GMT

Wool sales across Australia have been cancelled for the rest of the week after the IT system underpinning auctions and exports was hit by a cyber …
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Incident: Car auction house Manheim suffers significant malware attack – Australian Information Security Awareness and Advisory

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 19:56:47 GMT

Australian Malware Attack February 2020: Car auction house Manheim suffers significant malware attack One of Australia’s largest car auction companies …
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New Zealand: Cyber attacks could cost insurers US$24m a year

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 01:52:52 GMT

In addition, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) bulletin says that the indicative average cost of cyber incidents is NZ$104m a year for the …
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Email highlighted as a key risk for data breaches

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 06:48:59 GMT

Malicious or criminal attacks including cyber incidents remain the leading cause of data breaches involving personal information in Australia, with …
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Incident: Australian wool sales stopped by ransomware attack | iTnews – Australian Information Security Awareness and Advisory

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 19:04:19 GMT

Australian Cyber Attack February 2020: Australian wool sales stopped by ransomware attack “Wool sales across Australia have been halted after Talman, …
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Australia Warns Finance Sector of DDoS Threats

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 18:17:12 GMT

‘Silence Hacking Crew’ Demands Monero Ransom Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • February 26, 2020 Australia’s financial sector should brace for the potential …
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Pyne under fire for comments about cyber attack on Parliament

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 08:04:48 GMT

Mr Smith told Parliament on Thursday he and Senate President Scott Ryan received detailed briefings from the Australian Signals Directorate and the …
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Labor to call for naming and shaming of cyber attackers

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 02:42:31 GMT

Mr Watts will suggest the practice of not publicly naming culprits behind serious cyber attacks is reinforcing bad behaviour and doing nothing to …
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China likely ‘amounts to 80 per cent’ of foreign security risks | Sky News Australia

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 03:36:05 GMT

China likely ‘amounts to 80 per cent’ of foreign security risks | Sky News Australia ASPI executive director Peter Jennings says China is “by far the …
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Malicious attacks continue to account for 64% of data breaches: OAIC | ZDNet

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 06:42:40 GMT

It’s the first report since OAIC announced it would shift the NDB reporting scheme from a quarterly report scheme to a six-month one. The Office of …
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Victorian Electoral Commission overhauls cyber following “damning” audit

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 02:37:32 GMT

In January 2018 the Victorian Electoral Commission received a “damning” audit of its cyber security operations that highlighted 19 areas of concern …
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Toll reintegrates with customers’ IT systems after ransomware attack

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:13:23 GMT

Toll Holdings says it is in the “final stages” of reactivating its IT systems and reintegrating them with major customers almost one month after …
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Corruption watchdog calls for mandatory data breach laws in Qld

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 02:42:39 GMT

Queensland’s corruption watchdog has called for state government agencies to be subjected to a mandatory data breach notification scheme after …
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Data retention scheme is being abused exactly as critics predicted

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 23:30:21 GMT

A review of the mass surveillance scheme established by the Abbott government six years ago has revealed how it is being widely abused in ways voters …
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Australia’s banks targeted by ‘DoS for ransom’ threat

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:14:28 GMT

Australian banks are being targeted by a group threatening to launch denial-of-service attacks unless a ransom is paid, the Australian Cyber Security …
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Cybersecurity professionals engaging in risky business

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 00:51:32 GMT

Knowing and doing are two very different things – and that’s something highlighted in a new report which shows IT security professionals aren’t …
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Foreign cyber security rules putting dampener on Aussie fintechs: DFAT

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 08:45:00 GMT

DFAT, which will appear at a public hearing of the committee on Friday, noted Australia’s financial sector made up a large part of the economy but a …
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Qld police get new powers to access cloud-based evidence

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 02:26:00 GMT

Parliament extends data access powers beyond physical devices.
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NAB finds spectrum of security skills with DXC’s Dandelion program

Sun, 23 Feb 2020 20:45:00 GMT

Benchmark Awards 2020 finalist.
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REA Group mutates site scraping, credential-stuffing defences

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 18:40:59 GMT

REA Group has ramped up its defences against site scrapers and account takeover fraudsters, using technology from Australian security start-up Kasada …
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Australia under ‘unprecedented’ threat from foreign interference: spy chief

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 18:37:28 GMT

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia is under an “unprecedented” threat of foreign espionage and interference, one of the country’s most senior spy chiefs …
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Ransomware costing Australia up to $241M

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 06:07:02 GMT

Ransomware attacks in Australia have cost businesses and the public sector up to $241 million in 2019, according to a new report. Last year, both …
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Watchdog ponders tougher independent oversight for Australia’s encryption laws | ZDNet

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 02:00:21 GMT

There’s no sign of mass surveillance, but the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor suggests a UK-style ‘double lock’ system for …
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Why we need to hold ScoMo to account on cyber safety

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 04:23:35 GMT

Time to hold Morrison Government to account on cyber safety for children This article is available to subscribers who have digital access included in …
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Workers putting businesses at risk of cyber attack

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 04:30:00 GMT

The survey of a nationally representative panel of 1007 Australian employees found older workers were putting their businesses at risk through the …
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Australian cyber policymakers to face Audit Office probe

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 04:03:17 GMT

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has a handful of non-corporate Commonwealth entities in its sights for the next round of cybersecurity …
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How one Victorian council is addressing the growing cyber threat

Fri, 07 Feb 2020 02:55:00 GMT

Like many local government organisations, Moorabool Shire Council is a significant target for cybercrime, particularly targeted phishing attacks. The …
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Suncorp partners with IDCARE to protect customers from cyber crime

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 05:13:45 GMT

Managing Director and founder of IDCARE, Professor David Lacey said that IDCARE’s service is the only one of its type in the world. “Being victim to …
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Qld Health’s new SAP ERP system draws scrutiny

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 04:01:00 GMT

Auditor considers review after problems.
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