Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 25 2019
The IT consultant has been sentenced to three years in prison.
An Australian IT consultant has on Tuesday been sentenced to three years imprisonment after pleading guilty to a total of 11 charges for insider trading, unauthorised access to data with the intention to commit a serious offence, and the alteration of electronic devices required by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
According to a statement from ASIC, Steven Oakes hacked into the private computer network of Melbourne-based financial publisher Port Phillip Publishing (PPP) between January 2012 and February 2016.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 22 2019
The IT system across Eastern Health, which manages hospitals such as Box Hill and Maroondah, has been the target of a mystery cyber attack. The issue was immediately contained and there was no loss of data from the computer network.
Eastern Health says all computer systems are back up and running and has assured the public there has been no privacy breaches relating to patient information.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: December 24 2018
The Victorian Building Authority has confirmed that it left a 30GB MongoDB instance containing half a million records exposed to the internet.
The database, which was uncovered by security researcher Bob Diachenko, contained “API request logs and practitioners details, such as names, addresses, mobile phone numbers, certificate numbers and more”.