Category: Confidentiality

Incident: Ex-worker who was investigated over child sex offences accessed sensitive data 260 times in major breach | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Privacy Breach March 2021: Ex-worker who was investigated over child sex offences accessed sensitive data 260 times including after leaving the job. Child welfare advocates say unauthorised data access puts children at risk.

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Incident: Checking accounts – FWC upholds dismissal of ANZ banker who accessed private info about a colleague and celebrity | SmartCompany

Australian Insider Privacy Breach March 2021: Australian Fair Work Commission upholds dismissal of ANZ banker who accessed private info about a colleague and celebrity. ANZ did not accept the employee’s explanation and terminated her employment immediately.

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Incident: Double blow: new data breach hits stranded Australians as Emirates suspends flights out of UK | The Guardian

Australian Government Privacy Breach January 2021: Double blow: new data breach hits stranded Australians as Emirates suspends flights out of UK. Government admits inadvertently emailing revealing sensitive details of passengers booked on a repatriation flight from London

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Incident: Queensland Police Service apologises to gun owners over mass data breach in Moreton region | ABC News (Australia)

Queensland Data Breach January 2021: Queensland Police Service apologises to gun owners over mass data breach in Moreton region. QPS apologises after a data breach revealed personal details of licensed gun owners in the Moreton district.

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Incident: New Zealand Reserve Bank urgently responding to ‘illegal data breach’ | SMH

New Zealand Data Breach, January 2021: New Zealand Reserve Bank urgently responding to ‘illegal data breach’. The bank issued a statement saying a “third party file sharing service” used by the bank to share and store some sensitive information, had been illegally accessed.

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Incident: Tasmania Police called in after Ambulance Tasmania’s patient details published online | ABC New (Australia)

The private details of every Tasmanian who has called an ambulance since November last year have been automatically published online, include patients’ personal details and condition as well as the address of the incident.

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Incident: Australian Ransomware Breach December 2020 | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Malware Breach December 2020 – NSW Health, Rio Tinto, Serco named as victims of massive global SolarWinds hack attack. NSW Health appears to have been infected with potentially dangerous Russian malware since June.

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Incident: Auto services firm Inchcape Australian hit by Windows Ransomexx ransomware | iTWire

Australian Ransomware Breach December 2020 – Automotive services provider Inchcape Australia appears to have been compromised by the Windows Ransomexx ransomware. Cyber criminals who hit the company leaking some data that they stole, on the dark web.

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NZ Incident: NZ financial strategies provider hit by Windows NetWalker ransomware | iTWire

New Zealand Ransomware Attack December 2020. NZ financial strategies provider Staircase hit by Windows NetWalker ransomware. The attackers have listed a number of data files on their site on the dark web

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Incident: Levitas Capital closing after fake Zoom invite sinks $16m super fund investment | news.com.au

Australian Zoom Compromise November 2020: Levitas Capital closing after fake Zoom invite sinks $16m super fund investment. A fake Zoom invite has forced a Sydney hedge fund to close up shop after cybercriminals found a way into their emails in September

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Incident: Bugged lawyers’ conversations available to police thanks to ‘IT error’ | The Age

Australian Privacy Breach November 2020. Bugged lawyers’ conversations available to Victorian police thanks to ‘IT error’. The massive breach of the rights to confidentiality and legal professional privilege has potentially contaminated an unknown number of criminal cases and convictions.

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Incident: Orchard worker recruiter exposed sensitive personal data | iTnews

Australian Workers Data Exposed October 2020. Orchard Tech a Melbourne company recruiting horticultural workers exposed sensitive personal data. AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) instance containing thousands of sensitive personal documents left open for anyone to access for over a month.

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Incident: Nitro Software user database put up for sale on dark web | iTWire

Australian Service Provider Hacked? October 2020: Nitro Software user database put up for sale on dark web. A group that uses the name Shiny Hunters appears to have put up a database exfiltrated during a data breach of ASX-listed Nitro Software, a firm that offers a service to create, edit and sign PDFs and digital documents, on the dark web for sale.

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