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: Specsavers says Qld customers’ private medical information may have been compromised  | ABC News (Australia)

Incident: Specsavers says Qld customers’ private medical information may have been compromised | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 19 2019

Eyewear giant Specsavers has admitted that the personal information of some clients in regional Queensland is missing.

“Contents may include your name, date of birth, address, phone number, email address, clinical records of your optometry tests, and Medicare details” – Specsaver email

How the information was compromised is still being investigated, but it appears a physical computer server was stolen.

Source: Specsavers says Qld customers’ private medical information may have been compromised

Incident: Fisheries Qld blames bad update for password ‘fault’ | iTnews

Incident: Fisheries Qld blames bad update for password ‘fault’ | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 11 2019

Fisheries Queensland has blamed a software bug introduced via an update for an incident that left users of its Fishnet Secure portal exposed over the break.

The Courier Mail first reported the incident on Wednesday this week, revealing that “fishermen attempting to log in discovered they could get in to any account on the supposedly protected portal without a password.”

FishNet Secure allows holders of Queensland fishing permits, licences and quotas to manage them online.

Source: Fisheries Qld blames bad update for password ‘fault’

Incident: Yet another Qld cop charged with hacking, One of four to face charges since December | iTnews

Incident: Yet another Qld cop charged with hacking, One of four to face charges since December | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 11 2019

A Queensland police officer has been charged with computer hacking offences for allegedly using the state’s policing systems without appropriate clearance.

The 33-year-old has been charged with “Computer Hacking and Misuse” after allegedly accessing the Queensland Police Service computer systems and information inappropriately.

Source: Yet another Qld cop charged with hacking

Incident: First National ‘dealing with authorities’ after reported information leak | ZDNet

Incident: First National ‘dealing with authorities’ after reported information leak | ZDNet

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 08 2019

Australian real estate network First National has reportedly had information it held on job applicants leaked online.

Allegedly leaked information includes the full names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, and other personal information — as many applicants list their education and previous employment information on resumes — of around 2,000 people.

First National has over 400 offices throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Vanuatu, but it is unclear as to how many places the alleged leaked information relates to, with the screenshots provided indicating the Burleigh Heads and Palm Beach offices in Queensland are allegedly affected.

Source: First National ‘dealing with authorities’ after reported information leak | ZDNet

Queensland’s offender IT system used to extort prisoners | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: December 19 2018


Queensland’s corruption watchdog the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has told the state’s corrective services agency to replace its offender management system after uncovering occasions where it was used by staff to extort prisoners.

It found the integrated offender management system (IOMS) used to perform case management for Queensland Corrective Services’ (QCS) lacked “appropriate access and use controls, and audit functionality”.

This means custodial correctional officers (CCO) are able to “view personal information about any prisoner”, with audit functionality unable to “systematically or accurately determine whether access to particular information is necessary or appropriate to the staff member role”.

Source: Queensland’s offender IT system used to extort prisoners