Incident: Air NZ Airpoints customers caught in phishing scam| Otago Daily Times

Incident: Air NZ Airpoints customers caught in phishing scam| Otago Daily Times

New Zealand Information Security Incident Reported: August 09 2019

Air NZ Airpoints customers caught in phishing scam

‘We have secured the two affected accounts and are conducting a thorough investigation’ ANZ

Air New Zealand is telling Airpoints members some of their personal information has been caught in a phishing scam.
While Airpoints accounts, passwords and credit card details were not accessed, the airline says some information relating to membership profiles may have been compromised.

The airline’s loyalty scheme has about two million members but the number affected is unclear.

Source: Air NZ Airpoints customers caught in phishing scam

Incident: TAFE NSW staff details stolen after computer systems allegedly hacked | 9News

Incident: TAFE NSW staff details stolen after computer systems allegedly hacked | 9News

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: August 08 2019

TAFE NSW staff details stolen after computer systems allegedly hacked

Around 30 employees have not been paid on time after having personal information stolen in what TAFE NSW said was a “targeted phishing attack”.

Reported in: 9 News

Computer hackers have allegedly breached TAFE NSW’s payroll system and stolen bank details of at least two dozen staff, TAFE and a victim of the hack said.

“These credentials were used to access employee self service functions within the payroll system and alter bank details,” he told nine.com.au. “The attempt was discovered quickly and measures immediately put in place to stop fraudulent payments.

“TAFE NSW is working with Cyber Security NSW and the NSW Police Cyber Crime unit to identify the source of the breach and to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

Source: TAFE NSW staff details stolen after computer systems allegedly hacked

Incident: Thousands of Australian medical histories exposed in data breach | SMH

Incident: Thousands of Australian medical histories exposed in data breach | SMH

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: August 07 2019

Thousands of Australian medical histories exposed in data breach

UpGuard uncovered Neoclinical’s unsecured database on the internet

Reported in: SMH

Tens of thousands of Australians have had their medical histories and other private information exposed in a large data breach of a company that enabled them to participate in paid clinical trials.

The database belonging to Neoclinical exposed approximately 37,000 people’s contact information and their responses to personal medical questions qualifying them for clinical trials, which included information about diagnoses, illicit drug use and treatments.

Source: Thousands of medical histories exposed in data breach

Incident: Thieves steal laptops with 30 years of data from University of Western Australia | iTnews

Incident: Thieves steal laptops with 30 years of data from University of Western Australia | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: July 28  2019

Thieves steal laptops with 30 years of data from University of Western Australia

Reported in: iTnews

Thieves broke into the University of Western Australia and stole an undisclosed number of laptops containing “fragmented” student data stretching back 30 years.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said in an email to students that the laptops contained “fragmented data relating predominantly to people who applied to study at UWA between 1988 and January 2018” stored locally on the machines. “The bulk of this data relates to Australian citizens or residents and includes tax file numbers (TFN) and student identification numbers, and in these cases while some names and contact information are spread across the laptops, they are not directly linked to the TFNs or student IDs,” she said.

International students that applied to study at UWA “between September 2014 and December 2018” had a wider variety of information stored on the stolen machines, included personal details, passport numbers, and Visa status and numbers.
 

Source: Thieves steal laptops with 30 years of data from University of Western Australia
University Statement: Computer theft / Data-loss notification
Incident: NAB reveals 13,000-person data breach at 6PM Friday | iTnews

Incident: NAB reveals 13,000-person data breach at 6PM Friday | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: July 26  2019

NAB reveals 13,000-person data breach at 6PM Friday

Dataset uploaded to the servers of two service providers. And not burying news, promise.
Reported in: iTnews

NAB disclosed a data breach late Friday after a dataset containing the personal details of approximately 13,000 customers was uploaded to the servers of “two data service companies”.

Chief data officer, Glenda Crisp, said the compromised data “included customer name, date of birth, contact details and in some cases, a government-issued identification number, such as a driver’s licence number.”

Crisp attributed the issue to “human error”.

 

Source: NAB reveals 13,000-person data breach at 6PM Friday
Company Statement: NAB apologises to customers for data breach (inc. Video)
NZ Incident: Google suspends NZ ‘trending’ emails after suspect’s name released | iTnews

NZ Incident: Google suspends NZ ‘trending’ emails after suspect’s name released | iTnews

Google has suspended an email alerting system in New Zealand following criticism by the government for publishing suppressed details of a murder case, the company said on Friday.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed disappointment about Google’s failure to abide by a court order suppressing the name of a man accused of killing 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane.

Source: Google suspends NZ ‘trending’ emails after suspect’s name released