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Incident: Technology group providing services to Victorian government departments hit by cyber attack | ABC News Australia

Australian Cyber Attack November 2022: Technology group providing services to Victorian government departments hit by a cyber attack. The company says hackers have revealed a sample “of what is believed to be stolen data”

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Incident: APA, Viterra caught up in Frontier ransomware attack | iTnews

Australian Ransomware November 2022: Infrastructure operator APA Group, and agribusiness Viterra caught up in Frontier ransomware attack. Other previously unreported incidents, Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation and Workskil Australia.

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Incident: Australian Clinical Labs accused of ‘sitting on’ hack that saw patient data posted to the dark web | ABC News Australia

Australian Medical Privacy Breach October 2022: Australian Clinical Labs subsidiary Medlab Pathology, accused of ‘sitting on’ hack that saw patient data posted to the dark web. ACL says it first learned of the attack in February but believed no data was stolen

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Incident: Australian strata company SSKB breached | iTnews

Australian Ransomware Attack, 28 October 2022: Gold Coast Australian: Strata management firm SSKB is the latest company to fall victim to a ransomware attack. Attackers’ posted a ransom demand and claimed to have stolen 200GB of data.

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Incident: EnergyAustralia portal compromised, details of 323 customers leaked | iTWire

Australian Energy Utility Incident October 2022. Electricity and gas retailer EnergyAustralia has disclosed a breach of its MyAccount platform. The company says affected 323 small business and residential customers and was automated through use of a password bot.

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Incident: Singtel-owned IT services provider Dialog hit by Windows ransomware | iTWire

Australian Ransomware Attack October 2022: Singtel-owned Australian-based IT services provider Dialog hit by Windows ransomware. The attack on Dialog was carried out using the Agenda ransomware that runs only on Windows systems

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Incident: Leading fruit, veg grower Costa Group leaks data after phishing attack | iTWire

Australian Phishing Incident October 2022: The Costa Group, Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables, has been hit by “a malicious and sophisticated IT phishing attack”. The attack could have resulted in passport, bank and superannuation details being leaked, as also tax file numbers.

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Audit: Western Australia Auditor General’s Local Government Financial Audit 2020-21 reports 358 information system control weaknesses

West Australian Audit Report August 2022: Auditor General’s Local Government Financial Audit 2020-21 reports 358 information system control weaknesses. 12 of the 45 entities did not met expectations across all six control categories and 68% of the audit results were below the minimum benchmark.

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Incident: WA Arts and Culture Trust discloses potential data breach | CRN Australia

Australian Arts Privacy Breach July 2022: Western Australia Arts and Culture Trust discloses potential data breach in it SaaS digital marketing platform. The vendor WordFly revealed it has been offline since 10 Jul.

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Audit: WA Auditor General tables the 2021 Financial Audit Results for Universities and TAFEs

West Australian Audit Report July 2022: Western Australia Auditor General tables the 2021 Financial Audit Results for Universities and TAFEs. OAG identified 124 information systems control weaknesses, a 20% increase 2020, 67% of the weaknesses as rated as moderate.

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Audit: Vic privacy watchdog uncovers third-party infosec risks at four agencies | iTnews

Australian Audit Report July 2022: Victorian privacy watchdog uncovers third-party infosec risks at four agencies. Agencies only partially effective at ensuring that third parties are securing public sector information.

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Incident: Melbourne’s Port Phillip Prison jail targeted by anonymous hackers in cyber attack | MSN

Australian Jail Cyber Attack July 2022: Melbourne’s Port Phillip Prison jail targeted by anonymous hackers in cyber attack. Hackers take control of the G4S operated jail’s online network.

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Audit: West Australian Local Government Information Systems Audit Report “a significant area of concern”

Australian Audit Report June 2022: West Australian Local Government Information Systems Audit Report “a significant area of concern”. None of the 12 entities where we performed capability maturity assessments met benchmark.

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Audit: Queensland Audit Office Education 2021 Report finds “all need to strengthen their security”

Australian Audit Report June 2022: Queensland Audit Office Education 2021 Report finds “all need to strengthen their security”. Deficiencies identified with user and privilege access management, audit log and user activity monitoring.

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