Australian Phishing Attack April 2020: Citizen data compromised as Service NSW falls victim to phishing attack. The attack involved the illegal accessing of 47 Service NSW staff members’ email accounts.Read More
Incident: Hackers target West Australia’s major daily newspaper, putting data of subscribers at risk | WAtoday
Australian Phishing Attack May 2020: Hackers target The West Australian, WA’s major daily newspaper, putting data of subscribers at risk, impersonating the administrator sending out phishing emails and accessed historic conversations.Read More
Incident: Confidential details of entire WA Police Force accessed in ‘startling’ audit breach, CCC finds | ABC News (Australia)
Australian Privacy Breach April 2020: Confidential details of entire Western Australian Police Force accessed in ‘startling’ audit breach, CCC finds. An investigation has revealed a CCC staff member accessed and downloaded highly confidential information about all of the state’s 8,800 police officers.Read More
Incident: Email bungle at Australian Traffic Network seeking jobkeeper payments exposes staff’s personal details | The Guardian
Australian Privacy Breach April 2020: Email bungle at Australian Traffic Network seeking jobkeeper payments exposes staff’s personal details. Names, addresses and birth dates of more than 100 people shared in privacy breachRead More
Australian Privacy Breach February 2020: Yarra Trams data breach, 91 commuters’ email addresses exposed by careless emailRead More
Australian Survey Hacked January 2020: Perth Mint visitor feedback survey data stolen after West Australian market insights company Metrix Consulting was hacked via a Phishing scam.Read More
Incident: Redland City councillor Tracey Huges ‘deeply sorry’ over mistake in attaching spreadsheet to New Year’s Eve invitation | Redland City Bulletin
Australian Privacy Breach January 2020: Redland City councillor Tracey Huges ‘deeply sorry’ over mistake in attaching spreadsheet to New Year’s Eve invitation, with the personal details of 297 residents, and their details of correspondence with councilRead More
Australian Cyber Crime November 2019: Two Sydney women have been charged over their alleged involvement in a $500,000 business email compromise scam.Read More
Incident: Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office accidentally leaks talking points for MPs to journalists | ABC News (Australia)
Australian Email Incident 07 October 2019: Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office accidentally leaks talking points for MPs to journalistsRead More
Incident: Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation investigating privacy breach after financial documents sent to ABC producer | ABC News (Australia)
Australian Unintended Disclosure Incident 02 October 2019: Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation investigating privacy breach after financial documents sent to ABC producer.Read More
Incident: Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter’s office in privacy breach over draft religious discrimination bill email | The Australian
by Steven Kirby | Sep 3, 2019 | Australia, Australian InfoSec Incidents 2019, Data Breach, Data Handling, Email, Federal Government, Privacy Breach, The Australian, Unintended Disclosure Incident | 0 |
September 03 2019 Australian Privacy Breach: Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter’s office in privacy breach over draft religious discrimination bill email.Read More
Incident: Sensitive personal data of hundreds of visa applicants accidentally leaked in email mishap | ABC News Australia
Privacy Breach August 15 2019: The personal health information of 317 people applying for Australian visas was accidentally emailed to a member of the general public, an ABC investigation has revealed.Read More
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