Incident: A major hack at one of NSW’s largest drug rehabilitation services, Adele House has left hundreds of patients at risk | The Australian

Australian Medical Data Breach November 2019: A hack at one of NSW’s largest drug rehabilitation services, Adele House has left hundreds of patients at risk.

Incident: Two Sydney women charged over $500,000 BEC scam | iTnews

Australian Cyber Crime November 2019: Two Sydney women have been charged over their alleged involvement in a $500,000 business email compromise scam.

NZ Incident: Financial Markets Authority apologises for privacy breach | FMA

NZ Privacy Breach 7 November 2019. New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority apologises for privacy breach where complaints documents were potentially accessible via internet.

Incident: Hobart man pleads guilty to stalking and controlling ex-girlfriend’s car with his computer | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Cyber Stalking November 2019: Hobart man pleads guilty to stalking and controlling ex-girlfriend’s car with his computer. He downloaded and set up an online application that gave him control over the stop and start function of his ex-lover’s car and allowed him to track her movements.

Incident: Monash IVF patients receive bogus emails after ‘malicious cyber attack’ on fertility company | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Medical Data Breach and Cyber Fraud November 2019: Australian medical group Monash IVF patients receive bogus emails after ‘malicious cyber attack’ on fertility company.

Quote: Edward Snowden “It is not data that is being exploited, it’s people that are people exploited.”

Security Quote: Edward Snowden “Data isn’t harmless, data isn’t abstract when it’s about people. Almost all the data being collected today is about people. It is not data that is being exploited, it’s people that are people exploited. It’s not data in networks being influences or manipulated, it is you being manipulated.”

Incident: Cyber criminals hack Perth Anaesthetic Group hospital and steal patients’ personal information in terrifying security breach | Daily Mail Australia

Australian DataBreach CyberCrime November 2019: Cyber criminals hack Perth Anaesthetic Group hospital and steal patients’ personal information in terrifying security breach. Several patients were sent fake invoices from the hackers demanding payments.

Incident: Victorian man arrested over multiple DDoS attacks | iTnews

Australian DDoS Attack Arrest October 2019: Victorian man arrested over multiple DDoS attacks against a telecommunications business and a large shopping complex.

Incident: Thousands of Optus mobile numbers mistakenly published in White Pages | Brisbane Times

Australian Privacy Breach Incident October 2019: Tens of thousands of Australian Optus customers have had their mobile phone numbers and addresses mistakenly published online.

Incident: 7-Eleven fuel app data breach exposes users’ personal details | The Guardian

Australian App Privacy Breach October 2019: 7-Eleven fuel app data breach exposes users’ personal details, users were able to see other customers’ data, including names, dates of birth and mobile numbers.

Incident: Cyber scare shuts down hospital IT systems in rural north-east Victoria | Brisbane Times

Australian Virus/Malware Incident October 2019: Australian Virus/Malware Incident October 2019: A number of rural Victorian health services in the state’s north-east were forced to shut down their IT systems due to a malware virus.

Incident: Doctor, patient details allegedly stolen in CSL Behring Australia espionage scandal | SMH

Australian Former Employee Data Breach 18 October 2019: CSL Behring has filed a lawsuit against a former employee, claiming he stole sensitive information with the intention of passing it on to his new company Pharming.

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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