Category: Integrity

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: Service NSW worker corrupt: ICAC | AAP

Australia Data Insider Access Incident May 2021: A Service NSW worker could face criminal charges involving accessing a restricted database. ICAC said, the agency had “misplaced confidence” in the effectiveness of its controls.

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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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Incident: Medicinal cannabis company Cann Group loses $3.6 million in “sophisticated” cyber attack | SmartCompany

Australian Cybercrime February 2021: Medicinal cannabis company Cann Group loses $3.6 million in “sophisticated” cyber attack. Experienced a major cyber security incident involving a third party that stole $3.6 million in transactions meant for a contractor.

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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: Law In Order hit by ransomware attack | iTnews

Australian Netwalker Ransomware Attack November 2020. Australian end-to-end document and digital solutions provider to the legal industry Law In Order says it has suffered a “cyber security incident” and has had to limit access to most of its website as a precaution.

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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: Cyberattack strikes media-monitoring company used by Australian government | The Guardian

Australian Ransomware Attack October 2020. Australian media monitoring provider Isentia ransomware attack expected to cost at least $7 million. Australian Cyber Security Centre is assisting Isentia, which has ‘most government departments and large corporations’ as clients.

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Incident: Spotless hit by ransomware attack | iTnews

Australian Ransomware Attack October 2020: Spotless Group, the Downer-owned facilities services provider, is the latest high-profile Australian company to fall victim to ransomware attackers. Confirms a ‘number’ of servers ‘accessed’.

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Incident: Specsavers – Adelaide optometrist struck off register after tampering with hundreds of glasses prescriptions | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Insider Threat September 2020. Specsavers – Adelaide optometrist struck off register after tampering with hundreds of glasses prescriptions. Investigations revealed somebody had “systematically” altered the prescriptions using the optometrist’s login details.

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