Incident: Personal details of up to 80,000 SA government employees accessed in cyber attack | ABC News (Australia)
Australian State Government Ransomware Attack,
10 December 2021
Up to 80000 South Australian Government employees data stolen in Frontier Software ransomware attack
Data accessed include names, dates of birth, tax file numbers, addresses, bank account details and pay details (remuneration, tax withheld, superannuation contributions).
Government Statement: Frontier Software data breach
Source: Personal details of up to 80,000 SA government employees accessed in cyber attack | ABC News (Australia)
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The South Australian government says the personal details of tens of thousands of employees, including potentially the Premier, have been accessed in a cyber-attack.
The government said the records of at least 38,000 employees, but potentially up to 80,000 workers, have been accessed in a cyber-attack on external payroll software provider Frontier Software.
The data includes names, dates of birth, tax file numbers, home addresses, bank account details, remuneration and superannuation contributions.
The government has sent an email to all public sector employees to advise them of the level of information that was accessed and provide information on how to access support.
It is recommending that staff take immediate steps to reduce their risk of exposure, including by changing passwords and activating two-factor authorisation.
The government has also partnered with national identity and cyber support service IDCARE to work with employees.