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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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Incident: NSW iVote fails during local council elections | ZDNet

Australian Voting Outage December 2021: New South Wales’ iVote online voting system failed on Saturday during the state’s local government elections. Update: NSWEC finds iVote system failure may have impacted three local election outcomes.

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Audit: Queensland Audit Office (QAO) Water 2021 Report finds one breach and significant control weaknesses | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Utility Audit Report November 2021: Queensland Audit Office (QAO) Water 2021 Report finds one breach and significant control weaknesses in the security of information systems. Sunwater has acknowledge it was the organisation reported breached in the report.

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Audit: Dozens of NSW councils still without basic cyber security controls, audit finds | iTnews

Australian Audit Fail May 2021<: Dozens of NSW councils still without basic cyber security controls, audit finds. Poor management of cyber security at 58 of the state’s 128 local councils, nine county councils and 13 joint organisations.

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Incident: SA hospital staff put on alert after computer glitch adds digit to medication dosages | ABC News (Australia)

Australia Medical System Incident May 2021: SA hospital staff put on alert after computer glitch adds digit to medication dosages. SA Health says it’s not aware of any “adverse clinical outcomes”

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Incident: NSW Labor takes a hit from Windows Avaddon ransomware | iTwire

Australia Political Ransomware Attack May 2021: The NSW branch of the Labor Party appears to have suffered a Windows ransomware attack, with the Avaddon strain having been used to attack the party’s network. Photocopies of an Australian passport, a driver’s licence and a number of other documents have been posted online.

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