Incident: WA Arts and Culture Trust discloses potential data breach | CRN Australia
Australian Arts Privacy Breach, 25 July 2022
Western Australia Arts and Culture Trust discloses potential data breach in it SaaS digital marketing platform
The vendor WordFly revealed it has been offline since 10 July
The Western Australian Arts and Culture Trust (WA ACT) has disclosed that some of its customer data may have been exposed by a security incident involving its email service provider WordFly.
The WA ACT manages arts and entertainment venues across Western Australia, including His Majesty’s Theatre, Subiaco Arts Centre, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia and Albany Entertainment Centre.
In an advisory sent to customers, the agency said it was informed by WordFly that it was subjected to a cybersecurity incident.
“It has come to our attention that your email address and other non-sensitive data you have shared with our organisation may have been exposed during a cybersecurity incident impacting a vendor we contract with for the communication software we use,” the advisory read.
“The data impacted in this incident does not include sensitive personal information like credit card numbers or government identification numbers. At this time, we are not aware of the data being publicly distributed and/or misused. We’re alerting you out of an abundance of transparency and because your privacy is important to us.”