Data Breach At Adelaide’s Womens and Childrens Hospital Exposed Children’s Records Online | Hacking News

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: August 05 2018

In a recent medical data breach, the data of around 7200 children were exposed online. Reportedly, the data belonged to Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital. It included the patients’ details who received treatment at the hospital for whooping cough, gastro, and respiratory infections between the years 1996 and 2005. Since 2005, the hospital’s website exposed the data online, which marks a breach of around 13 years.

Source: Data Breach At Womens and Childrens Hospital Exposed Children’s Records Online

Australian govt sites hijacked by crypto coin miner | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: February 12 2018

The Queensland government’s main site for its legislation has been hijacked, as have websites belonging to the likes of Queensland Urban Utilities, the Victorian parliament, and South Australia’s City of Unley.

More than 4000 Australian and global government websites have been hijacked to run the Coinhive crypto currency mining software after a popular accessibility tool was compromised by attackers.

Source: Australian govt sites hijacked by crypto coin miner

Survey finds close to half of South Australia’s SMEs limit their online presence because of worries over cybercrime | Adelaide Now

NEARLY half of South Australia’s SMEs limit their online presence in order to protect themselves from the threat of cybercrime, a survey has found.

Source: Survey finds close to half of South Australia’s SMEs limit their online presence because of worries over cybercrime | Adelaide Now

Computer password laws being ‘sneaked’ through SA Parliament, Greens say | ABC News (Australia)

The laws were sold as a further measure against child exploitation material, but the Greens worry they are being expanded to cover offences such as fraud.

Source: Computer password laws being ‘sneaked’ through SA Parliament, Greens say

Email scammers steal almost $1 million from SA property buyers by posing as conveyancers | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: October 25 2017

Property buyers are warned to verify trust account information before transferring money, after two South Australian conveyancing clients were scammed out of nearly $1 million.

“The cyber scammers are intercepting emails and changing the bank account details that go to the client” –  Australian Institute of Conveyancers South Australian CEO Rebecca Hayes

Source: Email scammers steal almost $1 million from SA property buyers by posing as conveyancers – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

South Australia’s digital drivers’ licences to reduce possibility of forgery, Government says – ABC News (Australia)

Drivers’ licences will enter the digital era next month with the State Government to make them available on a smartphone app in an effort to enhance security.

Source: South Australia’s digital drivers’ licences to reduce possibility of forgery, Government says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)