New Zealand Information Security Incident Reported: August 08 2019
Auckland’s Rosehill College deletes pupils’ personal data from their own laptops
The school website states all students must have a digital device as a “necessary learning tool”
A school which requires pupils to buy their own digital devices has come under fire after all data was deleted from students’ laptops during a school-mandated software update.
The newsletter, which was emailed to parents, did not mention data would be deleted from devices during the software update. However, the “e-learning” section of the school’s website, which the newsletter contained a link to, warned any material saved on the Chromebook’s hard-drive should be moved to the student’s GoogleDrive account.
Blakely said the school was yet to receive any complaints about deleted files but she encouraged parents to contact the school to discuss any problems that may have arisen from the software update.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: May 02 2018
The Commonwealth Bank lost the personal financial histories of 12 million customers, and chose not to reveal the breach to consumers, in one of the largest financial services privacy breaches ever to occur in Australia.
While the issue was revealed publicly last week, it took place in 2016 when the Commonwealth Bank hired a subcontractor to destroy the backup tapes while they were decommissioning a data center. The bank investigated the incident and after it didn’t get acknowledgement about destroying the data tapes.
“The tapes did not contain passwords, PINs or other data which could be used to enable account fraud,” it said.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: December 5 2017
One of Australia’s largest home and contents insurers has suspended a new online feature that made private details about the security of peoples’ homes publicly accessible, including whether monitored alarm systems were installed on their premises.