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Incident: Technology group providing services to Victorian government departments hit by cyber attack | ABC News Australia

Australian Cyber Attack November 2022: Technology group providing services to Victorian government departments hit by a cyber attack. The company says hackers have revealed a sample “of what is believed to be stolen data”

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Incident: APA, Viterra caught up in Frontier ransomware attack | iTnews

Australian Ransomware November 2022: Infrastructure operator APA Group, and agribusiness Viterra caught up in Frontier ransomware attack. Other previously unreported incidents, Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation and Workskil Australia.

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Incident: Australian strata company SSKB breached | iTnews

Australian Ransomware Attack, 28 October 2022: Gold Coast Australian: Strata management firm SSKB is the latest company to fall victim to a ransomware attack. Attackers’ posted a ransom demand and claimed to have stolen 200GB of data.

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Incident: Singtel-owned IT services provider Dialog hit by Windows ransomware | iTWire

Australian Ransomware Attack October 2022: Singtel-owned Australian-based IT services provider Dialog hit by Windows ransomware. The attack on Dialog was carried out using the Agenda ransomware that runs only on Windows systems

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Audit: Western Australia Auditor General’s Local Government Financial Audit 2020-21 reports 358 information system control weaknesses

West Australian Audit Report August 2022: Auditor General’s Local Government Financial Audit 2020-21 reports 358 information system control weaknesses. 12 of the 45 entities did not met expectations across all six control categories and 68% of the audit results were below the minimum benchmark.

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Audit: WA Auditor General tables the 2021 Financial Audit Results for Universities and TAFEs

West Australian Audit Report July 2022: Western Australia Auditor General tables the 2021 Financial Audit Results for Universities and TAFEs. OAG identified 124 information systems control weaknesses, a 20% increase 2020, 67% of the weaknesses as rated as moderate.

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Audit: Vic privacy watchdog uncovers third-party infosec risks at four agencies | iTnews

Australian Audit Report July 2022: Victorian privacy watchdog uncovers third-party infosec risks at four agencies. Agencies only partially effective at ensuring that third parties are securing public sector information.

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Incident: Melbourne’s Port Phillip Prison jail targeted by anonymous hackers in cyber attack | MSN

Australian Jail Cyber Attack July 2022: Melbourne’s Port Phillip Prison jail targeted by anonymous hackers in cyber attack. Hackers take control of the G4S operated jail’s online network.

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Audit: West Australian Local Government Information Systems Audit Report “a significant area of concern”

Australian Audit Report June 2022: West Australian Local Government Information Systems Audit Report “a significant area of concern”. None of the 12 entities where we performed capability maturity assessments met benchmark.

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Audit: Queensland Audit Office Education 2021 Report finds “all need to strengthen their security”

Australian Audit Report June 2022: Queensland Audit Office Education 2021 Report finds “all need to strengthen their security”. Deficiencies identified with user and privilege access management, audit log and user activity monitoring.

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Incident: Ransomware attack at Australian childcare provider Building Futures Montessori causes privacy breach and data loss

Australian Childcare Privacy Breach May 2022: Ransomware attack at Australian childcare provider Building Futures Montessori. Parents’ Names, email address, phone numbers, children’s names and date of birth compromised.

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Incident: Sky News employees caught in cyber breach | SHM

Australian Media Ransomware Attack February 2022. Sky News employees caught in cyber breach, Info accessed included full names, dwelling and e mail addresses, phone numbers, dates of beginning, tax file numbers, salaries, payroll IDs and superannuation fund particulars.

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Incident: Tens of thousands locked out of ATO Online accounts after payroll hack | iTnews

Australian Government Payroll Outage December 2021: Tens of thousands locked out of ATO Online accounts after payroll hack. Linked to ransomware attack on major payroll software provider Frontier Software last month.

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Incident: NSW government casual recruiter suffers ransomware hit | ZDNet

Australian Ransomware Incident December 2021: NSW government casual recruiter Finite Recruitment suffers Conti ransomware hit. Attackers claimed to have stolen more than 300GB of financial and personal data.

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Incident: Cyber criminals force shutdown of NSW budgeting system | Australian Financial Review (AFR)

Australian Cyber Security Incident December 2021: Cyber criminals force shutdown of New South Wales’ Prime/Oracle based budgeting system. The problem is part of a worldwide vulnerability identified in Log4j.

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