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Incident: Coles, Westpac, AMP and Department of Defence caught up in ‘significant’ data breach of Finite Recruitment | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Recruitment Ransomware Incident December 2021: Coles, Westpac, AMP and Department of Defence caught up in ‘significant’ data breach of Finite Recruitment. Conti claims to have stolen more than 300 gigabytes of data in this attack.

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Incident: NSW government casual recruiter suffers ransomware hit | ZDNet

Australian Ransomware Incident December 2021: NSW government casual recruiter Finite Recruitment suffers Conti ransomware hit. Attackers claimed to have stolen more than 300GB of financial and personal data.

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Incident: Personal details of up to 80,000 SA government employees accessed in cyber attack | ABC News (Australia)

Australian State Government Ransomware Attack December 2021: Up to 80000 South Australian Government employee data stolen in Frontier Software ransomware attack. Data accessed include names, dates of birth, tax file numbers, addresses, bank account details and pay details (remuneration, tax withheld, superannuation contributions).

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Incident: SA Ambulance Service patients’ personal information stolen from consultancy firm | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Health Services Privacy Breach November 2021: South Australia Ambulance Service patients’ personal information stolen from consultancy firm. The personal details of 28,000 patients have been lost on a stolen a storage device.

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NZ Incident – Ransomware attack: Waikato DHB supporting patients after documents dumped online | stuff

New Zealand Ransomware Attack June 2021: Waikato District Health Board supporting patients after documents dumped online, compromised documents include, patient and employee, and the DHB’s financial affairs.

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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: NSW Health confirms data breached due to Accellion vulnerability | ZDNet

Australian Vulnerability Incident June 2021: NSW Health is the latest Australian government entity to confirm being impacted by a vulnerability in the Accellion file transfer system. Different types of information, including identity information and in some cases, health-related personal information, were included in the attack.

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Incident: Domain hit by cyber attack, warns users to be careful with rental inquiries | SMH

Australian Real Estate Cyber Incident May 2021: Domain hit by cyber attack, warns users to be careful with rental inquiries. There is a risk that some of your personal information may have been accessed by an unauthorised third party.

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Incident: Service NSW worker corrupt: ICAC | AAP

Australia Data Insider Access Incident May 2021: A Service NSW worker could face criminal charges involving accessing a restricted database. ICAC said, the agency had “misplaced confidence” in the effectiveness of its controls.

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Incident: NSW Labor takes a hit from Windows Avaddon ransomware | iTwire

Australia Political Ransomware Attack May 2021: The NSW branch of the Labor Party appears to have suffered a Windows ransomware attack, with the Avaddon strain having been used to attack the party’s network. Photocopies of an Australian passport, a driver’s licence and a number of other documents have been posted online.

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Incident: Telstra service provider Schepisi Communications hit by cyber attack as hackers claim SIM card information stolen | The Australian

Australia Telstra Provider Breach May 2021: Telstra service provider hit by cyber attack as hackers claim SIM card information stolen. Hackers have claimed they have gained access to “tens of thousands” of SIM cards after a cyber attack against an Australian telecom firm

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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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