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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: Enterprises need to change passwords following ClickStudios, Passwordstate attack | ZDNet

Australia Software Company Cyberattack April 2021: Enterprises need to change passwords following Australian privilege access management company ClickStudios, Passwordstate attack. Advises “please reset all the stored passwords, VPNs/Firewall/Switches, local accounts or any server passwords”

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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: Data breach exposes tens of thousands of NSW driver’s licences online | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Government Privacy Breach September 2020: Data breach exposes tens of thousands of NSW driver’s licences online. The documents feature scans of licences which reveal information such as names and addresses.

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Audit: Northern Territory School children’s data exposed to cyber security threats due to education department oversight | ABC Australia

August 17 2019 Audit Finding: The confidential records of children and teachers have been left vulnerable to cyber security attacks and data mismanagement due to education departmental oversight in the Northern Territory Government, a report from the auditor general’s office has revealed.

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Incident: Australian military IT technician breached two classified networks while deployed in Middle East | The Age

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: September 8 2017 An Australian military staffer...

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Offshoring by telcos, power and water operators raising risk of foreign meddling, top official reveals | SMH

Australia’s telecommunications, electricity and water infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to foreign spies and saboteurs as companies outsource work to offshore firms that are hard to monitor, a top government...

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‘Likes’ after death: handling the deceased’s social media | Professional Planner

Social media use continues to grow, making the fate of accounts a major issue. Family members and executors will encounter different rules on different platforms. Source: ‘Likes’ after death: handling the deceased’s social...

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