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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: Young Australian Rich Listers watch wealth plummet after hack, crypto sell-off | Australia Financial Review

Australian Cryptocurrency Hack February 2022: Young Australian Rich Listers watch wealth plummet after hack, crypto sell-off. While the Illuvium team secured the breach quickly and have begun repaying affected user.

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Incident: Personal details of up to 80,000 SA government employees accessed in cyber attack | ABC News (Australia)

Australian State Government Ransomware Attack December 2021: Up to 80000 South Australian Government employee data stolen in Frontier Software ransomware attack. Data accessed include names, dates of birth, tax file numbers, addresses, bank account details and pay details (remuneration, tax withheld, superannuation contributions).

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Incident: Cyber attack affects Federal Group payroll system but staff will still be paid | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Group Ransomware Attack November 2021. Cyber attack affects Federal Group payroll system but staff will still be paid. Tasmania’s largest private sector employer has been affected by a cyber attack for the second time this year.

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