Computer hackers have allegedly breached TAFE NSW’s payroll system and stolen bank details of at least two dozen staff, TAFE and a victim of the hack said.
“These credentials were used to access employee self service functions within the payroll system and alter bank details,” he told nine.com.au. “The attempt was discovered quickly and measures immediately put in place to stop fraudulent payments.
“TAFE NSW is working with Cyber Security NSW and the NSW Police Cyber Crime unit to identify the source of the breach and to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 27 2019
Police officer facing computer hacking charges
Subject to an investigation after gaining access to confidential information
Reported in: ARN
The unnamed officer from the Ethical Standards Command has now been stood down from official duty with the force pending an investigation into allegations of unauthorised access to confidential information.
The police officer has been served with a notice to appear alleging one charge pursuant to section 408E, computer hacking and misuse, of the Criminal Code and will be due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 25 July.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 17 2019
The Australian Catholic University has revealed the sensitive personal information of staff members has been stolen in a cyber attack, in the second significant security breach revealed in a month to have occurred at one of the country’s tertiary institutions.
In an email circulated on Monday afternoon, the university confirmed a number of staff email accounts and some university systems had been compromised in a phishing attack on May 22.
“In a very small number of cases, staff login credentials were obtained successfully via the phishing email and were used to access the email accounts, calendars and bank account details of affected staff members,” acting vice-chancellor Stephen Weller wrote.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 04 2019
ANU Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt
Up to 200,000 students and staff of the Australian National University have had personal data stolen in a “sophisticated” cyber attack that echoes a similar breach last year attributed to the Chinese government.
The university has admitted the hackers stole data stretching back 19 years that included bank details, passport information and academic records of current and former students and staff.
“Depending on the information you have provided to the university, this may include names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, personal email addresses and emergency contact details, tax file numbers, payroll information, bank account details, and passport details. Student academic records were also accessed.”