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Incident: Cyberattack strikes media-monitoring company used by Australian government | The Guardian

Australian Ransomware Attack October 2020. Australian media monitoring provider Isentia ransomware attack expected to cost at least $7 million. Australian Cyber Security Centre is assisting Isentia, which has ‘most government departments and large corporations’ as clients.

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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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Incident: Top Australian tenancy blacklist firm under investigation by information commissioner | The Guardian

Australian Potential Data Breach September 2020: Top Australian tenancy blacklist firm under investigation by information commissioner. Trading Reference Australia obtains injunction to not hand over details to information commissioner

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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: 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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My Health patient data will be safe despite Medicare breach, GPs say | The Guardian

In its submission to the Senate inquiry into the Medicare data breach, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) said a Medicare card number alone would not allow access to a patient’s My Health Record. RACGP...

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Incident: Australian Federal Police accidentally gave victim’s details to alleged attacker | The Guardian

Jan 19, 2016. The Australian federal police accidentally revealed the personal details of an assault victim to the alleged perpetrator, risking the safety of the complainant and his family, according to an AFP risk assessment.

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