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.
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.