Category: Australia

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: Telstra service provider Schepisi Communications hit by cyber attack as hackers claim SIM card information stolen | The Australian

Australia Telstra Provider Breach May 2021: Telstra service provider hit by cyber attack as hackers claim SIM card information stolen. Hackers have claimed they have gained access to “tens of thousands” of SIM cards after a cyber attack against an Australian telecom firm

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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: 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: Double blow: new data breach hits stranded Australians as Emirates suspends flights out of UK | The Guardian

Australian Government Privacy Breach January 2021: Double blow: new data breach hits stranded Australians as Emirates suspends flights out of UK. Government admits inadvertently emailing revealing sensitive details of passengers booked on a repatriation flight from London

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