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Category: Confidentiality

Incident: WA Arts and Culture Trust discloses potential data breach | CRN Australia

Australian Arts Privacy Breach July 2022: Western Australia Arts and Culture Trust discloses potential data breach in it SaaS digital marketing platform. The vendor WordFly revealed it has been offline since 10 Jul.

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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: NSW Government QR Code data leak exposes over 500,000 sensitive locations | Daily Mail Australia

Australian Government Privacy Breach February 2022: NSW Government QR Code data leak exposes over 500,000 sensitive locations. Address’s included Defence sites, bombing ranges and domestic violence shelters.

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