Category: Australian InfoSec Incidents 2019

Incident: Aussie ‘hacker’ jailed for unauthorised access and insider trading | ZDNet

An Australian IT consultant has on Tuesday been sentenced to three years imprisonment after pleading guilty to a total of 11 charges for insider trading, unauthorised access to data with the intention to commit a serious offence, and the alteration of electronic devices required by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

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Incident: Geraldton’s Nagle Catholic College swept up in cyber attack targeting parent banking details | The West Australian

Australian Cyber Attack June 2019: A West Australian school has been swept up in a “highly sophisticated” cyber security attack, understood to have scooped up the banking details of parent and guardians.

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Incident: Almost 100,000 Australians’ private details exposed in attack on Westpac’s PayID | SMH

Australian Data Breach June 2019: The private details of almost 100,000 Australian bank customers have been exposed in a cyber attack on the real-time payments platform PayID, which allows the instant transfer of money between banks using either a mobile number or email address.

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