Category: Australian InfoSec Incident

Incident: Melbourne council apologises for data breach | Government News (Australia)

Australian Privacy Breach October 2020: City of Port Phillip Council has apologised for accidentally sharing personal information identifying people who reported graffiti on a public government website. The data is open to the public so council is unable to say who has accessed it.

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Incident: Spotless hit by ransomware attack | iTnews

Australian Ransomware Attack October 2020: Spotless Group, the Downer-owned facilities services provider, is the latest high-profile Australian company to fall victim to ransomware attackers. Confirms a ‘number’ of servers ‘accessed’.

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Incident: DFAT admits email addresses of almost 3,000 Australians stranded overseas released in breach | The Guardian

Australian Government Privacy Breach September 2020: DFAT admits email addresses of almost 3,000 Australians stranded overseas released in breach. Addressees were mistakenly listed in the ‘to’ field, rather than ‘bcc’, making them visible to other recipients.

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NZ Incident: RC plane and drone users’ details leaked by CAA New Zealand | xjet

New Zealand Privacy Breach September 2020: RC plane and drone users’ details leaked by CAA New Zealand. CAA New Zealand violation of privacy involving people from around the world who filed complaints with them.

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Incident: Top Australian tenancy blacklist firm under investigation by information commissioner | The Guardian

Australian Potential Data Breach September 2020: Top Australian tenancy blacklist firm under investigation by information commissioner. Trading Reference Australia obtains injunction to not hand over details to information commissioner

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Incident: Anglicare Sydney being held to ransom over sensitive data stolen from computer system | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Medical Privacy Breach September 2020: Anglicare Sydney being held to ransom over sensitive data stolen from computer system, 17GB data transmitted to ‘remote location’ after attack.

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Incident: Why you shouldn’t post a picture of a boarding pass on social media | SMH

Australian Social Media Privacy Breach September 2020: Why you shouldn’t post a picture of a boarding pass on social media. Security experts are repeating warnings to keep pictures of documents with personal information and barcode.

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Incident: Specsavers – Adelaide optometrist struck off register after tampering with hundreds of glasses prescriptions | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Insider Threat September 2020. Specsavers – Adelaide optometrist struck off register after tampering with hundreds of glasses prescriptions. Investigations revealed somebody had “systematically” altered the prescriptions using the optometrist’s login details.

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Incident: Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron to be questioned by Office of Australian Information Commissioner after data breach | The Courier Mail

Australian Email Privacy Breach September 2020: Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron to be questioned by Office of Australian Information Commissioner after an email data breach leaking the personal details of 617 members, including millionaire business owners, doctors and barristers.

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Incident: Australian firm Tandem Corp hit by Windows NetWalker ransomware | iTWire

Australian Ransomware Attack September 2020: Australian workforce design and delivery firm Tandem Corp hit by Windows NetWalker ransomware. Allegedly stolen information includes financial data, personnel information, and also passport details.

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Incident: Data breach exposes tens of thousands of NSW driver’s licences online | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Government Privacy Breach September 2020: Data breach exposes tens of thousands of NSW driver’s licences online. The documents feature scans of licences which reveal information such as names and addresses.

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Incident: Australian company Jands appears to have been hit by Windows ransomware | iTWire

Australian Ransomware Data Breach September 2020: Australian company Jands appears to have been hit by Windows ransomware. NetWalker encrypted and stole financial data, customer details and other miscellaneous data.

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Incident: NSW police to investigate after leaking emails of people who complained about pepper spray at Black Lives Matter rally | The Guardian

Australian Email Privacy Breach August 2020: NSW police to investigate after leaking emails of people who complained about pepper spray at Black Lives Matter rally. Police say they launched an internal investigation after more than 150 people had email addresses leaked, but victims of leaks say they are yet to be contacted.

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