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

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 of 2,112 people.

Source: Personal details of thousands of residents revealed by Melbourne council in data breach – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: July 20 2016


Dunlop’s site compromised, users redirected to exploit kit. Dunlop parent Ardex Australia said it was “currently investigating” the weakness and declined to elaborate.

Attackers are targeting business websites through a vulnerable version of the Revslider slideshow plugin for WordPress to spread the CryptXXX ransomware.

Source: Aussie site caught up in CryptXXX ransomware-spreading campaign – Security – iTnews

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

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: July 7 2016

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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.

Source: Herald Sun http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/police-probe-real-estate-cyber-attack-on-albert-parkbased-digital-firm/news-story/b2dc4d7a129819142acac4a2be18f4b8  

Candidate hit by sexually explicit Facebook hack | The Chronicle

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: March 21 2016

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

A notification for a friend request appeared on her page and she went through her normal practice of checking to see if they had mutual friends.

Source: The Chronicle http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/candidate-hit-sexually-explicit-facebook-hack/2949239/

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

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: March 7 2016

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

An evacuation at the shopping centre on Saturday was unrelated, a plaza spokeswoman said.

The Turk Hack Team claimed responsibility for the hack in text on the altered home page, which included a black background and a clown in a Christmas hat with bloodied facial scars.

Source: http://dandenong.starcommunity.com.au/journal/2016-03-07/plaza-website-hacked-restored/