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
Auckland’s Rosehill College deletes pupils’ personal data from their own laptops
The school website states all students must have a digital device as a “necessary learning tool”
A school which requires pupils to buy their own digital devices has come under fire after all data was deleted from students’ laptops during a school-mandated software update.
The newsletter, which was emailed to parents, did not mention data would be deleted from devices during the software update. However, the “e-learning” section of the school’s website, which the newsletter contained a link to, warned any material saved on the Chromebook’s hard-drive should be moved to the student’s GoogleDrive account.
Blakely said the school was yet to receive any complaints about deleted files but she encouraged parents to contact the school to discuss any problems that may have arisen from the software update.
Source: Auckland’s Rosehill College deletes pupils’ personal data from their own laptops
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
Thousands of Australian medical histories exposed in data breach
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
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.
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”.