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AU Info and Cyber Security News Last Week 2023-03-20

AU Info and Cyber Security News Last Week 2023-03-20

Au Info and Cyber Security General Last Week

Commentary: Very busy week on the breach reporting front and generally more press coverage of all things cyber. The Latitude breach’s extent revealed over 14 million records stolen. It is still to be revealed if the Tasmanian Government File-Sharing breach was part of the GoAnywhere series.

Incident: Tasmanians affected by security breach of third-party file transfer service | ABC News (Australia)

By Steven Kirby on Apr 02, 2023 Australian State Government Data Breach, 31 March 2023 Tasmanians affected by security breach of third-party file transfer service Tasmanian government …

Incident: ID, bank details, contact information at risk as cyber criminals hack PH Property Bendigo real estate agency | ABC News (Australia)

By Steven Kirby on Apr 02, 2023 Australian Property Group Data Breach, 30 March 2023 ID, bank details, contact information at risk as cyber criminals hack PH Property Bendigo real …

Video: Calls to tighten AUKUS cyber security

By Sky News Australia on Apr 02, 2023 Top cyber security experts are calling on the Australian government to drastically increase the country’s cyber security defences.Industry leaders are warnin…

Video: Cyber criminals quick to ‘exploit vulnerabilities’ in companies

By Sky News Australia on Apr 02, 2023 Blackberry’s Sales Engineering APJ Director Jonathan Jackson says cyber criminals are incredibly quick and adept at being able to “exploit vulnerabilities”. …

Video: Alarming new ways criminals are now targeting Australians | 9 News Australia

By 9 News Australia on Apr 02, 2023 Cyber criminals are developing new ways to scam innocent individuals and businesses with NAB reporting a 38 per cent increase in scams reported to them this …

Video: Latitude Financial Confirms 7.9M Driver Licence Numbers Were Stolen In Cyber Hack l 10 News First

By 10 News First on Apr 02, 2023 Latitude Financial has confirmed that 7.9 million Australian and New Zealand customers had their driver license’s numbers stolen during the major cyber hack …

Video: ‘Who can you trust anymore?’: Andrew Bolt reveals scam that cost him thousands

By Sky News Australia on Apr 02, 2023 Sky News host Andrew Bolt has revealed the scam that cost him thousands as he questions whether banks are doing enough to protect their customers from fraudu…

‘Aussies data is safe’: Head of TikTok Australia defends user data protection

By Anonymous on Apr 02, 2023 ‘Aussies data is safe’: Head of TikTok Australia defends user data protection Sky News Australia See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to …

Incident: Crown Resorts investigating potential data breach after being contacted by hacking group | ABC News (Australia)

By Steven Kirby on Mar 31, 2023 Australian Cyber Security Incident, 27 March 2023 Crown Resorts investigating potential data breach after being contacted by hacking group The hackers …

Video: Crown Resorts investigating potential global data breach | 9 News Australia

By 9 News Australia on Mar 31, 2023 Crown Resorts becomes the latest organisation to be caught up in a global data breach, claiming they are now investigating after it was contacted by a group …

Video: Crown Resorts targeted in cyber attack as businesses threatened with big penalties | 7NEWS

By 7NEWS Australia on Mar 31, 2023 Crown Resorts is lthe atest big Australian company to be targeted by cyber criminals revealing that hackers claim they have seized sensitive files from the c…

Meriton struck by limited data breach

By Richard Chirgwin on Mar 30, 2023 Property company Meriton has disclosed that nearly 36GB of data was exfiltrated in a January 14 cyber incident affecting its Meriton Suites business …

Medibank shareholders launch class action

By Richard Chirgwin on Mar 30, 2023 Medibank is facing another lawsuit over its 2022 data breach, this time from shareholders. The medical insurer yesterday announced that the class …

Incident: Indigenous health organisation says personal details of 8,000 people accessed in cyber attack | ABC News (Australia)

By Steven Kirby on Mar 30, 2023 Australian Indigenous Health Cyber Incident, 22 March 2023 Indigenous health organisation says personal details of 8,000 people accessed in cyber …

Incident: Hotel and property giant Meriton hit by data hack, personal documents may be at risk | ABC News (Australia)

By Steven Kirby on Mar 30, 2023 Australian Property Group Cyber Incident, 29 March 2023 Australian hotel and property giant Meriton hit by data hack, personal documents may be at risk …

Video: Meriton reveals it was the target of cyber-attack earlier this year

By Sky News Australia on Mar 30, 2023 Australia’s largest hotel and apartments business, Meriton, has revealed it was the target of a cyber-attack earlier this year.It’s understood the property g…

Video: Property company Meriton victims in data hacking breach | 7NEWS

By 7NEWS Australia on Mar 30, 2023 Hotel and property giant Meriton has become the latest company to be targeted by hackers. It’s feared cybercriminals may have stolen personal information, in…

Incident: Superannuation fund NGS Super hit by cyber attack, ‘limited data’ taken from its system | ABC News (Australia)

By Steven Kirby on Mar 30, 2023 Australian Finance Cyber Incident, 27 March 2023 Australian superannuation fund NGS Super hit by cyber attack, ‘limited data’ taken from its system NGS …

Hotel and property giant Meriton hit by data hack, personal documents may be at risk

By national technology reporter Danny Tran on Mar 29, 2023 One of Australia’s biggest property giants has been hit by cybercriminals who may have made off with highly sensitive personal data including birth …

‘Blanket’ scam reimbursement by banks opposed by minister

By Ry Crozier on Mar 29, 2023 Minister for financial services Stephen Jones does not support a “blanket rule” that would force banks to reimburse scam victims, but said …

AFP adds Latitude to data breach monitoring operation

By Ry Crozier on Mar 29, 2023 The Australian Federal Police is expanding Operation Guardian, set up in the wake of the Optus data breach, to also monitor the internet for leaks of …

NGS Super says ‘limited data’ stolen in cyber attack

By Ry Crozier on Mar 29, 2023 NGS Super, an industry superannuation fund serving the education and community sectors, said an attacker had stolen “limited data” from its …

This is the most detailed portrait yet of data breaches in Australia

By By Julian Fell, Georgina Piper, and Matt Liddy on Mar 28, 2023 But there’s still a huge amount missing from the picture. Every bubble in the chart below is a data breach that put Australians at likely risk of …

Latitude Financial breach passes 14 million records

By Richard Chirgwin on Mar 27, 2023 Latitude Financial has said 7.9 million driver’s licences plus other personal information were breached in its recent cyber attack. In an update [pdf] …

Home Affairs to set up cyber and infrastructure security group

By Ry Crozier on Mar 27, 2023 Home Affairs will set up a new cyber and infrastructure security group from May that will lead industry partnerships and support the implementation …

AU Info and Cyber Security News Last Week 2023-03-27

By Steven Kirby on Mar 27, 2023 Commentary: Fallout from the Latitiue incident continues, Rio Tinto and QIRM join the list. Government considering Tech sector liability for cyber. …

 


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