Category: Australian InfoSec Incidents 2016

Personal details of thousands of residents revealed by Melbourne council in data breach | ABC News (Australia)

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Dunlop’s Aussie site caught up in CryptXXX ransomware-spreading campaign | iTnews

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Police probe real estate cyber attack on Australian real estate digital firm | Herald Sun

July 7, 2016. POLICE have launched an investigation into an unprecedented cyber attack against a booming digital real estate firm. The company attacked — Box+Dice — is suggesting it could have been launched by vested interests in the state’s multi-billion dollar housing ­industry.

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Candidate hit by sexually explicit Facebook hack | The Chronicle

March 21, 2016. Toowoomba Regional Council candidate, Diane Warr was left dumbfounded after a hacker posted sexually explicit photographs on her personal Facebook page.

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Dandenong Plaza website hacked to show a disturbing image of a clown | Dandenong Journal

March 7, 2016. HACKERS have replaced the Dandenong Plaza website home page with a disturbing image of a Christmas-themed clown.

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WA parliament breached by undetected virus | iTnews

February 19, 2016. A cybersecurity breach that led to a shut down of communications in the West Australian parliament on Tuesday night has been blamed on an undiscovered virus.

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Hackers Attack The NSW Government Department Of Resources And Energy | ABC News (Australia)

February 4, 2016.. The NSW Government Department of Resources and Energy has revealed that it was the target of a cyber attack in December 2015, during the time several major projects were being considered. This includes the $1.2 billion Shenhua Watermark coal mine, indirectly controlled by the Chinese government — which experts say is a possible source of the attack.

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Australian Federal Police accidentally gave victim’s details to alleged attacker | The Guardian

Jan 19, 2016. The Australian federal police accidentally revealed the personal details of an assault victim to the alleged perpetrator, risking the safety of the complainant and his family, according to an AFP risk assessment.

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Malware attacks Melbourne Health systems | iTnews

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A Canberra psychology clinic accidentally reveals clients’ personal details in email | The Canberra Times

Jan 15, 2016. A Canberra psychology clinic has apologised after it accidentally shared personal details of hundreds of patients in a group email.

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