Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 27 2019
Police officer facing computer hacking charges
Subject to an investigation after gaining access to confidential information
Reported in: ARN
The unnamed officer from the Ethical Standards Command has now been stood down from official duty with the force pending an investigation into allegations of unauthorised access to confidential information.
The police officer has been served with a notice to appear alleging one charge pursuant to section 408E, computer hacking and misuse, of the Criminal Code and will be due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 25 July.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 25 2019
The IT consultant has been sentenced to three years in prison.
An Australian IT consultant has on Tuesday been sentenced to three years imprisonment after pleading guilty to a total of 11 charges for insider trading, unauthorised access to data with the intention to commit a serious offence, and the alteration of electronic devices required by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
According to a statement from ASIC, Steven Oakes hacked into the private computer network of Melbourne-based financial publisher Port Phillip Publishing (PPP) between January 2012 and February 2016.