Category: Privacy Breach

Incident: Bugged lawyers’ conversations available to police thanks to ‘IT error’ | The Age

Australian Privacy Breach November 2020. Bugged lawyers’ conversations available to Victorian police thanks to ‘IT error’. The massive breach of the rights to confidentiality and legal professional privilege has potentially contaminated an unknown number of criminal cases and convictions.

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Incident: Melbourne council apologises for data breach | Government News (Australia)

Australian Privacy Breach October 2020: City of Port Phillip Council has apologised for accidentally sharing personal information identifying people who reported graffiti on a public government website. The data is open to the public so council is unable to say who has accessed it.

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Incident: Anglicare Sydney being held to ransom over sensitive data stolen from computer system | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Medical Privacy Breach September 2020: Anglicare Sydney being held to ransom over sensitive data stolen from computer system, 17GB data transmitted to ‘remote location’ after attack.

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Incident: Australian firm Tandem Corp hit by Windows NetWalker ransomware | iTWire

Australian Ransomware Attack September 2020: Australian workforce design and delivery firm Tandem Corp hit by Windows NetWalker ransomware. Allegedly stolen information includes financial data, personnel information, and also passport details.

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Incident: Data breach exposes tens of thousands of NSW driver’s licences online | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Government Privacy Breach September 2020: Data breach exposes tens of thousands of NSW driver’s licences online. The documents feature scans of licences which reveal information such as names and addresses.

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Incident: Australian company Jands appears to have been hit by Windows ransomware | iTWire

Australian Ransomware Data Breach September 2020: Australian company Jands appears to have been hit by Windows ransomware. NetWalker encrypted and stole financial data, customer details and other miscellaneous data.

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Incident: NSW police to investigate after leaking emails of people who complained about pepper spray at Black Lives Matter rally | The Guardian

Australian Email Privacy Breach August 2020: NSW police to investigate after leaking emails of people who complained about pepper spray at Black Lives Matter rally. Police say they launched an internal investigation after more than 150 people had email addresses leaked, but victims of leaks say they are yet to be contacted.

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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: 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: Email bungle at Australian Traffic Network seeking jobkeeper payments exposes staff’s personal details | The Guardian

Australian Privacy Breach April 2020: Email bungle at Australian Traffic Network seeking jobkeeper payments exposes staff’s personal details. Names, addresses and birth dates of more than 100 people shared in privacy breach

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