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Incident: NSW government casual recruiter suffers ransomware hit | ZDNet

Australian Ransomware Incident December 2021: NSW government casual recruiter Finite Recruitment suffers Conti ransomware hit. Attackers claimed to have stolen more than 300GB of financial and personal data.

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Incident: Cyber criminals force shutdown of NSW budgeting system | Australian Financial Review (AFR)

Australian Cyber Security Incident December 2021: Cyber criminals force shutdown of New South Wales’ Prime/Oracle based budgeting system. The problem is part of a worldwide vulnerability identified in Log4j.

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Incident: NSW iVote fails during local council elections | ZDNet

Australian Voting Outage December 2021: New South Wales’ iVote online voting system failed on Saturday during the state’s local government elections. Update: NSWEC finds iVote system failure may have impacted three local election outcomes.

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Audit: None of NSW’s lead cluster agencies have implemented all Essential Eight controls | ZDNet

Australian Audit Failure November 2021: None of New South Wales lead cluster agencies have implemented all Essential Eight controls – Premier and Cabinet, Communities and Justice, Customer Service, Education, Planning, Regional NSW, Health, Treasury, and Transport.

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Incident: NSW Health confirms data breached due to Accellion vulnerability | ZDNet

Australian Vulnerability Incident June 2021: NSW Health is the latest Australian government entity to confirm being impacted by a vulnerability in the Accellion file transfer system. Different types of information, including identity information and in some cases, health-related personal information, were included in the attack.

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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: 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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