Thieves steal laptops with 30 years of data from University of Western Australia
Reported in: iTnews
Thieves broke into the University of Western Australia and stole an undisclosed number of laptops containing “fragmented” student data stretching back 30 years.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said in an email to students that the laptops contained “fragmented data relating predominantly to people who applied to study at UWA between 1988 and January 2018” stored locally on the machines. “The bulk of this data relates to Australian citizens or residents and includes tax file numbers (TFN) and student identification numbers, and in these cases while some names and contact information are spread across the laptops, they are not directly linked to the TFNs or student IDs,” she said.
International students that applied to study at UWA “between September 2014 and December 2018” had a wider variety of information stored on the stolen machines, included personal details, passport numbers, and Visa status and numbers.
NAB reveals 13,000-person data breach at 6PM Friday
Dataset uploaded to the servers of two service providers. And not burying news, promise.
Reported in: iTnews
NAB disclosed a data breach late Friday after a dataset containing the personal details of approximately 13,000 customers was uploaded to the servers of “two data service companies”.
Chief data officer, Glenda Crisp, said the compromised data “included customer name, date of birth, contact details and in some cases, a government-issued identification number, such as a driver’s licence number.”
Crisp attributed the issue to “human error”.
Google has suspended an email alerting system in New Zealand following criticism by the government for publishing suppressed details of a murder case, the company said on Friday.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed disappointment about Google’s failure to abide by a court order suppressing the name of a man accused of killing 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane.
Source: Google suspends NZ ‘trending’ emails after suspect’s name released
Australian online fashion e-tailer Princess Polly suffered a data breach which may have exposed customers’ personal and payment information to an “unidentified third party”.
The company warned customers in an advisory note to watch their credit or debit card statements closely and to report unusual activity to their bank.
Princess Polly said that the data breach had been uncovered “recently” and that it impacted customers that shopped on its A/NZ site between 1 November 2018 and 29 April 2019. The attackers may have been able to capture payment details as they were typed into the site
Source: Aussie fashion e-tailer Princess Polly suffers data breach