Incident: MYOB in payslip privacy bungle | iTnews

Incident: MYOB in payslip privacy bungle | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: July 04  2019

MYOB in payslip privacy bungle

Blamed on cloud system “glitch”.
Reported in: iTnews

“On 28 June we discovered a small number of people received incorrect payment summaries sent between 1 June and midday 28 June 2019,” the MYOB said in a statement.

“Our investigation has since revealed 220 individual payment summaries went to the incorrect person.”

The company said it had called in the ATO and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner over the breach

Source: MYOB in payslip privacy bungle

Incident: Police officer facing computer hacking charges | ARN

Incident: Police officer facing computer hacking charges | ARN

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.

.Source: Police officer facing computer hacking charges

Incident: Aussie ‘hacker’ jailed for unauthorised access and insider trading | ZDNet

Incident: Aussie ‘hacker’ jailed for unauthorised access and insider trading | ZDNet

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.

Source: Aussie ‘hacker’ jailed for unauthorised access and insider trading.

Incident: Govt IT contractor charged over cryptocurrency mining – Security | iTnews

Incident: Govt IT contractor charged over cryptocurrency mining – Security | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: May 21 2019

A Sydney man has been charged by the Australian Federal Police for allegedly modifying the computer systems of a federal government agency to mine cryptocurrency while employed as an IT contractor

More than $9000 allegedly mined on agency IT systems.

Source: Govt IT contractor charged over cryptocurrency mining – Security – iTnews

Incident: Australian TicTocTrack Smartwatch Flaws Can Be Abused to Track Kids | ThreatPost

Incident: Australian TicTocTrack Smartwatch Flaws Can Be Abused to Track Kids | ThreatPost

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: April 15, 2019

A popular Australian smartwatch’s tracking capabilities expose its user’s locations, personal data and more.

A popular smartwatch that allows parents to track their children’s whereabouts, TicTocTrack, has been discovered to be riddled with security issues that could allow hackers to track and call children.

That means that an attacker who is logged into the service could remotely compromise the app and track other accounts that are based in Australia.

Source: A popular Australian smartwatch’s tracking capabilities expose its user’s locations, personal data and more.

More 2019 Cyber Security Incidents….

Incident: Chinese national charged with downloading AMP customers’ personal documents | ABC News Australia

Incident: Chinese national charged with downloading AMP customers’ personal documents | ABC News Australia

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: February 07 2019

A former AMP contractor has pleaded guilty over illegally accessing personal details of customers in Sydney, including drivers’ licences and passports.

Chinese national Yi Zheng faced court accused of downloading documents belonging to 23 AMP customers and sending them to his personal email account.

Source: Chinese national charged with downloading AMP customers’ personal documents