Incident: Auckland’s Rosehill College deletes pupils’ personal data from their own laptops | Stuff.co.NZ

Incident: Auckland’s Rosehill College deletes pupils’ personal data from their own laptops | Stuff.co.NZ

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.

Source: Auckland’s Rosehill College deletes pupils’ personal data from their own laptops

Perth-based Cyanweb Solutions hit by “criminal hacking”, website data and backups lost | HackerCombat LLC

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: July 07 2018

Australia based Cyabweb Solution the Digital Marketing and web provider company lost all customer data and backup after it was found that their server was compromised last week.

The company located in Perth focuses mainly on online marketing, hosting, and SEO; however, they were mostly panicking when the information of over 500 clients was suddenly wiped from their server.

A report advisory was posted on the company’s website, “A professional hacking group attacked, infiltrated the server, and destroyed all data, including all available backup data.

Source: Cybercriminals lay their hands on Cyanweb Solution servers 

Australia’s Largest Bank Lost The Personal Financial Histories Of 12 Million Customers | BuzzFeed

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.

Source: Australia’s Largest Bank Lost The Personal Financial Histories Of 12 Million Customers

‘Significant amount’ of sensitive security data stolen in Perth Airport hacking | The West Australian

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: December 11 2017

A skilled hacker in Vietnam stole sensitive data and building plans from Perth Airport after breaking into its computer systems.

Source: ‘Significant amount’ of sensitive security data stolen in Perth Airport hacking | The West Australian

AAMI, Suncorp suspend online insurance quote feature over burglary fears | SMH

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.

Source: AAMI, Suncorp suspend online insurance quote feature over burglary fears

Parliament House security manual lost by contractor, but there is ‘no compromise’ to safety | ABC News (Australia)

A 1,000-page manual on future security arrangements for Parliament House has been lost, but the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) argues the building’s safety has not been compromised.

Source: Parliament House security manual lost by contractor, but there is ‘no compromise’ to safety – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)