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Australian Security Incident Timeline 2019

TGI Fridays Delivers Customer Indigestion Over Data Exposure | Threatpost

September
Millions of Australians’ sensitive medical images, data left openly accessible | iTnews
‘Detailed and graphic’: Clinic faxes patients’ highly sensitive medical histories to wrong number | SMH
Online fraud syndicate – Woman arrested and millions allegedly siphoned | 9 News
Data breach may affect 50,000 Australian university students using ‘Get’ app | The Guardian
Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter’s office in privacy breach over draft religious discrimination bill email | The Australian
August
Aussie banks warn customers after fresh PayID data breach | iTnews
Northern Territory School children’s data exposed to cyber security threats due to education department oversight | ABC Australia
Sensitive personal data of hundreds of visa applicants accidentally leaked in email mishap | ABC News Australia
‘Shocking’ myki privacy breach for millions of users in data release | ABC News (Australia)
WA Officer David Snowball illegally accessed police computer to protect partner’s massage business | ABC News (Australia)
TAFE NSW staff details stolen after computer systems allegedly hacked | 9News
Thousands of Australian medical histories exposed in data breach | SMH
July
Thieves steal laptops with 30 years of data from University of Western Australia | iTnews
NAB reveals 13,000-person data breach at 6PM Friday | iTnews
MYOB in payslip privacy bungle | iTnews
Australia Post told to improve cyber security practices | iTnews
Police officer facing computer hacking charges | ARN
June
Sydney headquartered MEGT data breach exposed students passport details, education data | Computerworld
Aussie ‘hacker’ jailed for unauthorised access and insider trading | ZDNet
CBA to ‘substantially’ overhaul privacy under OAIC undertaking | iTnews
NSW unis facing significant cyber risks | Technology Decisions
Electronic medical records locked down as cyber-hackers target hospitals | Nine News
Geraldton’s Nagle Catholic College swept up in cyber attack targeting parent banking details | The West Australian
Specsavers says Qld customers’ private medical information may have been compromised | ABC News (Australia)
Fears customer details stolen in Geelong Port cyber attack | Infrastructure Magazine
Australian Catholic University staff details stolen in fresh data breach | SMH
ANU says ‘sophisticated operator’ stole data in new cyber breach | SMH
Almost 100,000 Australians’ private details exposed in attack on Westpac’s PayID | SMH
Aussie fashion e-tailer Princess Polly suffers data breach | iTnews
May
Australian tech unicorn Canva suffers security breach | ZDNet
Govt IT contractor charged over cryptocurrency mining – Security | iTnews
Vic public health ‘highly vulnerable’ to Singapore-like data breach | iTnews
Australian Defence Force investigating a potential data breach | 7 NEWS Australia
WA guns database sprayed over integrity issues | iTnews
Australian cyber lead impersonated in remote access scam | iTnews
April
Australian Auto Trade Show Sparks International Incident | Auto Expert John Cadogan
Australian TicTocTrack Smartwatch Flaws Can Be Abused to Track Kids | ThreatPost
March
Sydney man charged over Netflix, Spotify credential-stuffing, stolen accounts | iTnews
Credit cards cancelled as Kathmandu reveals online store hacked | iTnews
February
Landmark White home loan details of 100,000 customers hacked in major data breach | Brisbane Times
Cyber-security breach at Federal Parliament prompts security agency investigation | ABC News Australia
Chinese national charged with downloading AMP customers’ personal documents | ABC News Australia
Bunnings exposed staff performance database | iTnews
Officer used police computer network to stalk dozens of potential Tinder dates | ABC News Australia
January
Cyber security official downloaded animated child porn on secure network | SMH
NSW Policeman sent intimate photos from arrested woman’s phone to other officers via Facebook | SMH
AusTender becomes latest bait for phishers | iTnews
Fisheries Qld blames bad update for password ‘fault’ | iTnews
Yet another Qld cop charged with hacking, One of four to face charges since December | iTnews
First National ‘dealing with authorities’ after reported information leak | ZDNet
Hack spam sent via Australian hazard alert service | iTnews
Victorian Government employees’ details stolen in data breach | ABC News (Australia)

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