Category: Email

Incident: DFAT admits email addresses of almost 3,000 Australians stranded overseas released in breach | The Guardian

Australian Government Privacy Breach September 2020: DFAT admits email addresses of almost 3,000 Australians stranded overseas released in breach. Addressees were mistakenly listed in the ‘to’ field, rather than ‘bcc’, making them visible to other recipients.

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NZ Incident: RC plane and drone users’ details leaked by CAA New Zealand | xjet

New Zealand Privacy Breach September 2020: RC plane and drone users’ details leaked by CAA New Zealand. CAA New Zealand violation of privacy involving people from around the world who filed complaints with them.

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Incident: Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron to be questioned by Office of Australian Information Commissioner after data breach | The Courier Mail

Australian Email Privacy Breach September 2020: Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron to be questioned by Office of Australian Information Commissioner after an email data breach leaking the personal details of 617 members, including millionaire business owners, doctors and barristers.

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Incident: NSW police to investigate after leaking emails of people who complained about pepper spray at Black Lives Matter rally | The Guardian

Australian Email Privacy Breach August 2020: NSW police to investigate after leaking emails of people who complained about pepper spray at Black Lives Matter rally. Police say they launched an internal investigation after more than 150 people had email addresses leaked, but victims of leaks say they are yet to be contacted.

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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.

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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.

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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 breach

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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 council

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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.

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Incident: Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter’s office in privacy breach over draft religious discrimination bill email | The Australian

September 03 2019 Australian Privacy Breach: Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter’s office in privacy breach over draft religious discrimination bill email.

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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.

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