October 01 2019 Victorian Hospital Ransomware Attack: The scale of a ransomware attack on some of the state’s major regional hospitals that has forced healthcare providers to go offline.
Audit: Northern Territory School children’s data exposed to cyber security threats due to education department oversight | ABC Australia
August 17 2019 Audit Finding: The confidential records of children and teachers have been left vulnerable to cyber security attacks and data mismanagement due to education departmental oversight in the Northern Territory Government, a report from the auditor general’s office has revealed.
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.
Incident: ‘Shocking’ myki privacy breach for millions of users in data release | ABC News (Australia)
August 15 2019 Privacy Breach: Just a few taps on and off, and a couple of tweets — that’s all it would take for a hacker or stalker to identify you and track down your movements with a myki.
Incident: WA Officer David Snowball illegally accessed police computer to protect partner’s massage business | ABC News (Australia)
by Steven Kirby | Aug 9, 2019 | ABC News (Australia), Australian InfoSec Incidents 2019, Insider Threat, Police and Law Enforcement, Policing and Law Enforcement, Privacy Breach, Unauthorised Access, Western Australia
August 09 2019: A senior WA police officer of 22 years’ standing who unlawfully accessed a restricted computer system in an attempt to protect his partner’s illegitimate massage business has walked free from court after being sentenced.
Incident: Specsavers says Qld customers’ private medical information may have been compromised | ABC News (Australia)
Eyewear giant Specsavers has admitted that the personal information of some clients in regional Queensland is missing.
Incident: Cyber-security breach at Federal Parliament prompts security agency investigation | ABC News Australia
by Steven Kirby | Feb 8, 2019 | ABC News (Australia), Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Australian InfoSec Incident, Australian InfoSec Incidents 2019, Federal Government, Government Agency, Government Incident, Hacked
Computer passwords are reset as Australia’s security agencies investigate a cyber-security breach at Federal Parliament.
Incident: Chinese national charged with downloading AMP customers’ personal documents | ABC News Australia
by Steven Kirby | Feb 7, 2019 | ABC News (Australia), Australian InfoSec Incident, Australian InfoSec Incidents 2019, Banking and Finance, Data Breach, Insider Threat, New South Wales, Privacy Breach, Unauthorised Access
A former AMP contractor has pleaded guilty over illegally accessing personal details of customers in Sydney, including drivers’ licences and passports.
Incident: Officer used police computer network to stalk dozens of potential Tinder dates | ABC News Australia
by Steven Kirby | Feb 1, 2019 | ABC News (Australia), Australian InfoSec Incident, Australian InfoSec Incidents 2019, Insider Threat, Online Dating, Police and Law Enforcement, Privacy Breach, State Government, Western Australia
A former long-serving police officer has been jailed for six months for illegally accessing the personal details of almost 100 women to determine if they were “suitable” dates.
The work details of 30,000 Victorian public servants are stolen in a data breach, after part of the Victorian Government directory is downloaded by an unknown party.