Incident: Thousands of Australian medical histories exposed in data breach | SMH

Incident: Thousands of Australian medical histories exposed in data breach | SMH

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: August 07 2019

Thousands of Australian medical histories exposed in data breach

UpGuard uncovered Neoclinical’s unsecured database on the internet

Reported in: SMH

Tens of thousands of Australians have had their medical histories and other private information exposed in a large data breach of a company that enabled them to participate in paid clinical trials.

The database belonging to Neoclinical exposed approximately 37,000 people’s contact information and their responses to personal medical questions qualifying them for clinical trials, which included information about diagnoses, illicit drug use and treatments.

Source: Thousands of medical histories exposed in data breach

Incident: Australian Catholic University staff details stolen in fresh data breach | SMH

Incident: Australian Catholic University staff details stolen in fresh data breach | SMH

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.

Source: Australian Catholic University staff details stolen in fresh data breach

 

Incident: ANU says ‘sophisticated operator’ stole data in new cyber breach | SMH

Incident: ANU says ‘sophisticated operator’ stole data in new cyber breach | SMH

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.”

Source: ANU says ‘sophisticated operator’ stole data in new cyber breach

Incident:  Almost 100,000 Australians’ private details exposed in attack on Westpac’s PayID | SMH

Incident: Almost 100,000 Australians’ private details exposed in attack on Westpac’s PayID | SMH

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 03 2019

The private details of almost 100,000 Australian bank customers have been exposed in a cyber attack on the real-time payments platform PayID, which allows the instant transfer of money between banks using either a mobile number or email address.

The bank confirmed the incident late on Monday but did not say how many Australians had been affected.

It’s unclear who now has pilfered PayID information and what they intend to do with it.

Source: Almost 100,000 Australians’ private details exposed in attack on Westpac’s PayID

 

Incident: Cyber security official downloaded animated child porn on secure network | SMH

Incident: Cyber security official downloaded animated child porn on secure network | SMH

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 28 2019

A former senior cyber security official has been sentenced to a suspended prison term for using a secure government network to download animated child pornography.

Canberra man, was an assistant director within the cyber and information security branch of the Australian Signals Directorate.

Source: Cyber security official downloaded animated child porn on secure network

Incident: NSW Policeman sent intimate photos from arrested woman’s phone to other officers via Facebook | SMH

Incident: NSW Policeman sent intimate photos from arrested woman’s phone to other officers via Facebook | SMH

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 22 2019

A former Sydney police officer is facing up to a year in jail after he took intimate images from an arrested woman’s phone and sent them to fellow officers on Facebook.

The woman was taken back to the station and to police cells.

At the time of her arrest, the woman’s phone was seized and it was examined using police investigative software.

Albee examined the photos at the police station then uploaded two to a Facebook group chat with four other serving police officers, which they used to chat while off-duty.

Source: NSW Policeman sent intimate photos from arrested woman’s phone to other officers via Facebook | SMH