Category: Privacy Breach

Incident: Ex-worker who was investigated over child sex offences accessed sensitive data 260 times in major breach | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Privacy Breach March 2021: Ex-worker who was investigated over child sex offences accessed sensitive data 260 times including after leaving the job. Child welfare advocates say unauthorised data access puts children at risk.

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Incident: Checking accounts – FWC upholds dismissal of ANZ banker who accessed private info about a colleague and celebrity | SmartCompany

Australian Insider Privacy Breach March 2021: Australian Fair Work Commission upholds dismissal of ANZ banker who accessed private info about a colleague and celebrity. ANZ did not accept the employee’s explanation and terminated her employment immediately.

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Incident: Double blow: new data breach hits stranded Australians as Emirates suspends flights out of UK | The Guardian

Australian Government Privacy Breach January 2021: Double blow: new data breach hits stranded Australians as Emirates suspends flights out of UK. Government admits inadvertently emailing revealing sensitive details of passengers booked on a repatriation flight from London

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Incident: Queensland Police Service apologises to gun owners over mass data breach in Moreton region | ABC News (Australia)

Queensland Data Breach January 2021: Queensland Police Service apologises to gun owners over mass data breach in Moreton region. QPS apologises after a data breach revealed personal details of licensed gun owners in the Moreton district.

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Incident: Tasmania Police called in after Ambulance Tasmania’s patient details published online | ABC New (Australia)

The private details of every Tasmanian who has called an ambulance since November last year have been automatically published online, include patients’ personal details and condition as well as the address of the incident.

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Incident: Auto services firm Inchcape Australian hit by Windows Ransomexx ransomware | iTWire

Australian Ransomware Breach December 2020 – Automotive services provider Inchcape Australia appears to have been compromised by the Windows Ransomexx ransomware. Cyber criminals who hit the company leaking some data that they stole, on the dark web.

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NZ Incident: NZ financial strategies provider hit by Windows NetWalker ransomware | iTWire

New Zealand Ransomware Attack December 2020. NZ financial strategies provider Staircase hit by Windows NetWalker ransomware. The attackers have listed a number of data files on their site on the dark web

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Incident: Levitas Capital closing after fake Zoom invite sinks $16m super fund investment | news.com.au

Australian Zoom Compromise November 2020: Levitas Capital closing after fake Zoom invite sinks $16m super fund investment. A fake Zoom invite has forced a Sydney hedge fund to close up shop after cybercriminals found a way into their emails in September

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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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