Category: Australian InfoSec Incident

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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Incident: Service NSW worker corrupt: ICAC | AAP

Australia Data Insider Access Incident May 2021: A Service NSW worker could face criminal charges involving accessing a restricted database. ICAC said, the agency had “misplaced confidence” in the effectiveness of its controls.

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Incident: SA hospital staff put on alert after computer glitch adds digit to medication dosages | ABC News (Australia)

Australia Medical System Incident May 2021: SA hospital staff put on alert after computer glitch adds digit to medication dosages. SA Health says it’s not aware of any “adverse clinical outcomes”

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Incident: NSW Labor takes a hit from Windows Avaddon ransomware | iTwire

Australia Political Ransomware Attack May 2021: The NSW branch of the Labor Party appears to have suffered a Windows ransomware attack, with the Avaddon strain having been used to attack the party’s network. Photocopies of an Australian passport, a driver’s licence and a number of other documents have been posted online.

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Incident: Telstra service provider Schepisi Communications hit by cyber attack as hackers claim SIM card information stolen | The Australian

Australia Telstra Provider Breach May 2021: Telstra service provider hit by cyber attack as hackers claim SIM card information stolen. Hackers have claimed they have gained access to “tens of thousands” of SIM cards after a cyber attack against an Australian telecom firm

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Incident: Ex-worker who was investigated over child sex offences accessed sensitive data 260 times in major breach | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Privacy Breach March 2021: Ex-worker who was investigated over child sex offences accessed sensitive data 260 times including after leaving the job. Child welfare advocates say unauthorised data access puts children at risk.

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Incident: Checking accounts – FWC upholds dismissal of ANZ banker who accessed private info about a colleague and celebrity | SmartCompany

Australian Insider Privacy Breach March 2021: Australian Fair Work Commission upholds dismissal of ANZ banker who accessed private info about a colleague and celebrity. ANZ did not accept the employee’s explanation and terminated her employment immediately.

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