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Incident: Charges over Victoria Police data breach | 7News

Australian Insider Threat December 2021: Charges over Victoria Police data breach. Accessing police information, disclosing police information, and intentionally communicating protected information.

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Incident: Coles, Westpac, AMP and Department of Defence caught up in ‘significant’ data breach of Finite Recruitment | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Recruitment Ransomware Incident December 2021: Coles, Westpac, AMP and Department of Defence caught up in ‘significant’ data breach of Finite Recruitment. Conti claims to have stolen more than 300 gigabytes of data in this attack.

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Incident: Tens of thousands locked out of ATO Online accounts after payroll hack | iTnews

Australian Government Payroll Outage December 2021: Tens of thousands locked out of ATO Online accounts after payroll hack. Linked to ransomware attack on major payroll software provider Frontier Software last month.

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Incident: NSW government casual recruiter suffers ransomware hit | ZDNet

Australian Ransomware Incident December 2021: NSW government casual recruiter Finite Recruitment suffers Conti ransomware hit. Attackers claimed to have stolen more than 300GB of financial and personal data.

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Incident: Cyber criminals force shutdown of NSW budgeting system | Australian Financial Review (AFR)

Australian Cyber Security Incident December 2021: Cyber criminals force shutdown of New South Wales’ Prime/Oracle based budgeting system. The problem is part of a worldwide vulnerability identified in Log4j.

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Incident: Personal details of up to 80,000 SA government employees accessed in cyber attack | ABC News (Australia)

Australian State Government Ransomware Attack December 2021: Up to 80000 South Australian Government employee data stolen in Frontier Software ransomware attack. Data accessed include names, dates of birth, tax file numbers, addresses, bank account details and pay details (remuneration, tax withheld, superannuation contributions).

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Incident: NSW iVote fails during local council elections | ZDNet

Australian Voting Outage December 2021: New South Wales’ iVote online voting system failed on Saturday during the state’s local government elections. Update: NSWEC finds iVote system failure may have impacted three local election outcomes.

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Incident: Cyber attack affects Federal Group payroll system but staff will still be paid | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Group Ransomware Attack November 2021. Cyber attack affects Federal Group payroll system but staff will still be paid. Tasmania’s largest private sector employer has been affected by a cyber attack for the second time this year.

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Incident: Queensland water supplier Sunwater targeted by hackers in months-long undetected cyber security breach | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Water Utility Hacked November 2021: Queensland water supplier Sunwater targeted by hackers in months-long undetected cyber security breach. A Queensland Audit Office report found “threat actors” had targeted an older, more vulnerable version of the system.

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Incident: SA Ambulance Service patients’ personal information stolen from consultancy firm | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Health Services Privacy Breach November 2021: South Australia Ambulance Service patients’ personal information stolen from consultancy firm. The personal details of 28,000 patients have been lost on a stolen a storage device.

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Incident: Kununurra Department of Education worker charged with illegally accessing confidential information | The West Australian

Australian Unauthorised Access Incident June 2021: Western Australia – Kimberley – Kununurra Department of Education worker charged with illegally accessing confidential information. Charged after his office was raided by WA police last month

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Incident: NSW Health confirms data breached due to Accellion vulnerability | ZDNet

Australian Vulnerability Incident June 2021: NSW Health is the latest Australian government entity to confirm being impacted by a vulnerability in the Accellion file transfer system. Different types of information, including identity information and in some cases, health-related personal information, were included in the attack.

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Incident: Domain hit by cyber attack, warns users to be careful with rental inquiries | SMH

Australian Real Estate Cyber Incident May 2021: Domain hit by cyber attack, warns users to be careful with rental inquiries. There is a risk that some of your personal information may have been accessed by an unauthorised third party.

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