Incident: Kununurra Department of Education worker charged with illegally accessing confidential information | The West Australian

Incident: Kununurra Department of Education worker charged with illegally accessing confidential information | The West Australian

Australian Unauthorised Access Incident, 11 June 2021

Western Australia – Kimberley – Kununurra Department of Education worker charged with illegally accessing confidential information

Charged after his office was raided by WA police last month.

Source: Kununurra Department of Education worker charged with illegally accessing confidential information | The West Australia
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Police will allege between October and December the 42-year-old Department of Education administration staff member used a computer at his Kununurra office to access data which was not relevant to his duties.

This information was then allegedly passed on to a third party.

The department referred the potential information breach to police as soon as other staff became aware of it.

On May 18, financial crime squad detectives arrested the 42-year-old and searched both his home and office.

He has been charged with disclosing official secrets and unlawful use of a computer is due to appear in the Kununurra Magistrate’s Court today.

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