NZ Incident: Tū Ora Compass Health data breach exposes medical data of one million people | ZDNet

NZ Medical Data Breach 8 October 2019. New Zealand’s Tū Ora Compass Health data breach exposes medical data of one million New Zealand residents.

NZ Incident: New Zealand ComCom suffers breach after laptop theft | ZDNet

NZ Laptop Stolen 8 October 2019: New Zealand’s Commerce Commission (ComCom) confidential information on laptop belonging to ‘external provider’ containing over 200 meeting and interview transcripts taken in burglary, which has seen the provider dumped.

Incident: ‘Trusted inside access’: Sydney IT contractor arrested over Landmark White data breach | Brisbane Times

October 02 2019 Sydney Insider Charged: Sydney IT contractor arrested over Landmark White data breach containing property valuations, personal details and driver’s licences of a combined 275,000 individuals.

Audit: Queensland government cyber defences fail ethical hack test | iTnews

Audit Failure 2019: Queensland government cyber defences fail ethical hack test, sensitive information accessed with relative ease.

Incident: Victorian hospitals targeted in ransomware cyber attack | ABC News (Australia)

October 01 2019 Victorian Hospital Ransomware Attack: The scale of a ransomware attack on some of the state’s major regional hospitals that has forced healthcare providers to go offline.

NZ Incident: Auckland Asics store screens hacked to show pornography | Stuff.co.nz

NZ Hacked 29 September 2019: Promotional screens on a central Auckland Asics store were hacked to show pornographic content on Sunday morning.

Incident: Millions of Australians’ sensitive medical images, data left openly accessible | iTnews

September 20 2019 Australian Medical Privacy Breach: Millions of Australians’ sensitive medical images, data left openly accessible. Australian servers alone leaked 50,000 sets of data comprising 2.5 million accounts.

More Oz and NZ Security News – Flipboard Magazine

Flip More Australian and New Zealand InfoSec and Cyber News – News | Opinions | Privacy | Digital Rights | Breaches and Audits | Security Advice | Security Reports | Government Policy and Legislation | Appointments and Movements | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube | More…

Incident: ‘Detailed and graphic’: Clinic faxes patients’ highly sensitive medical histories to wrong number | SMH

September 18 2019 Australian Medical Privacy Breach: A Melbourne medical clinic has been inadvertently faxing highly sensitive patient details including mental health and family medical histories to a Greenvale man for at least two years.

Incident: Online fraud syndicate – Woman arrested and millions allegedly siphoned | 9 News

September 18 2019 Australian Cyber Fraud: Millions of dollars have allegedly been siphoned from personal superannuation and share trading accounts as part of a sophisticated online fraud syndicate.

Quote: Stephane Nappo “A weak digital security can jeopardize a robust physical safety.”

Security Quote: Stephane Nappo “A weak digital security can jeopardize a robust physical safety.”

Incident: Data breach may affect 50,000 Australian university students using ‘Get’ app | The Guardian

September 10 2019 Australian Privacy Breach: Estimated 50,000 students using events app Get, previously known as Qnect, may have had their personal data exposed online.

Updates
17/05/2019 “Audits audits audits”
11/07/2018 “Scaling back a bit”

Hey there,

My initial purpose for this blog site was to store online and to share some of the information that I use in my Information Security activities. Since then this blog has changed, shrunk, morphed, grown more than originally planned, shrunk again, but it has been a useful process. I use the information regularly in presentations, documentation and training, feel free to do the same.

This current version of the blog is now just focused on Australian Information Security Incident News. So far I have not found a good source of information focusing on Australian InfoSec Incidences, that is not drowned out by advertisements and global news. I’m a bit obsessed with metadata (structure, give me structure…) as you might tell by the Categories and Tags on each post. I hope you find it beneficial.

The Australian InfoSec Incidents are only stories that have hit the press. I will not and do not post on insider information about incidents.

I’m also have a Cyber Quotes section, again another filler in my presentations and documentation.

You are more than welcome to comment and to contribute; all contributions will be acknowledged and linked if requested.

Please note all the usual disclaimers apply. Please support the media outlets that are referenced in the posts.

Be Safe, not too safe” –  Steve…K.

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