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Audit: Western Australia Auditor General’s Local Government Financial Audit 2020-21 reports 358 information system control weaknesses

West Australian Audit Report August 2022: Auditor General’s Local Government Financial Audit 2020-21 reports 358 information system control weaknesses. 12 of the 45 entities did not met expectations across all six control categories and 68% of the audit results were below the minimum benchmark.

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Incident: WA Arts and Culture Trust discloses potential data breach | CRN Australia

Australian Arts Privacy Breach July 2022: Western Australia Arts and Culture Trust discloses potential data breach in it SaaS digital marketing platform. The vendor WordFly revealed it has been offline since 10 Jul.

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Audit: WA Auditor General tables the 2021 Financial Audit Results for Universities and TAFEs

West Australian Audit Report July 2022: Western Australia Auditor General tables the 2021 Financial Audit Results for Universities and TAFEs. OAG identified 124 information systems control weaknesses, a 20% increase 2020, 67% of the weaknesses as rated as moderate.

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Audit: West Australian Local Government Information Systems Audit Report “a significant area of concern”

Australian Audit Report June 2022: West Australian Local Government Information Systems Audit Report “a significant area of concern”. None of the 12 entities where we performed capability maturity assessments met benchmark.

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Incident: Kununurra Department of Education worker charged with illegally accessing confidential information | The West Australian

Australian Unauthorised Access Incident June 2021: Western Australia – Kimberley – Kununurra Department of Education worker charged with illegally accessing confidential information. Charged after his office was raided by WA police last month

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Incident: ‘Unforgivable’: The privacy breach that exposed sensitive details of WA’s virus fight | WAtoday

Australian Medical Privacy Breach July 2020: ‘Unforgivable’: Privacy breach exposed sensitive details of WA’s virus fight on a public website. The breach also impacted St John Ambulance, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and the Department of Justice. The leak was traced back to Vodafone pager service.

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Incident: Hackers target West Australia’s major daily newspaper, putting data of subscribers at risk | WAtoday

Australian Phishing Attack May 2020: Hackers target The West Australian, WA’s major daily newspaper, putting data of subscribers at risk, impersonating the administrator sending out phishing emails and accessed historic conversations.

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Incident: Confidential details of entire WA Police Force accessed in ‘startling’ audit breach, CCC finds | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Privacy Breach April 2020: Confidential details of entire Western Australian Police Force accessed in ‘startling’ audit breach, CCC finds. An investigation has revealed a CCC staff member accessed and downloaded highly confidential information about all of the state’s 8,800 police officers.

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Incident: Police & Nurses Bank WA discloses data breach, customer account information, balances exposed | ZDnet

Australian Banking Breach January 2020: Police & Nurses Bank WA discloses data breach, customer account information, balances exposed. The Australian bank says a cyberattack took place during a server upgrade.

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Incident: Credit card and other details of Perth rental applicants may have been public for 21 months | SMH

Australian Realestate Privacy Breach November 2019: Information such as credit card details and birth certificates uploaded during tenancy applications may have been published on the website of a Perth property management business Primus Realty for up to 21 months, a warning to clients has revealed.

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Incident: Cyber criminals hack Perth Anaesthetic Group hospital and steal patients’ personal information in terrifying security breach | Daily Mail Australia

Australian DataBreach CyberCrime November 2019: Cyber criminals hack Perth Anaesthetic Group hospital and steal patients’ personal information in terrifying security breach. Several patients were sent fake invoices from the hackers demanding payments.

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Incident: WA Officer David Snowball illegally accessed police computer to protect partner’s massage business | ABC News (Australia)

August 09 2019: A senior WA police officer of 22 years’ standing who unlawfully accessed a restricted computer system in an attempt to protect his partner’s illegitimate massage business has walked free from court after being sentenced.

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