Australian Information Security Incident Reported: November 11 2016
A local council in Melbourne’s south-east is embroiled in a privacy breach, after the personal details of more than 2,000 residents were accidentally distributed to the public.
A survey was emailed to 952 clients of the City of Kingston Maternal and Child Health Service on Wednesday, but there was an excel spreadsheet attached containing personal information, including dates of birth, addresses and mobile phone numbers of2,112people.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: 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.
The Herald Sun learned that late last year, cyber criminals illegally flooded the Albert Park-based firm’s networks — which handle online operations for about 3000 real estate agents — with millions of phony hits in order to crash the systems, in a technique commonly known as a “denial of service” attack.