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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: Medicinal cannabis company Cann Group loses $3.6 million in “sophisticated” cyber attack | SmartCompany

Australian Cybercrime February 2021: Medicinal cannabis company Cann Group loses $3.6 million in “sophisticated” cyber attack. Experienced a major cyber security incident involving a third party that stole $3.6 million in transactions meant for a contractor.

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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: Ransomware attack forces three-week shutdown of NT Government IT system | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Ransomware Attack January 2021: Ransomware attack forces three-week shutdown of NT Government Supplier’s IT system. Insists the integrity and confidentiality of government data was never compromised.

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Incident: New Zealand Reserve Bank urgently responding to ‘illegal data breach’ | SMH

New Zealand Data Breach, January 2021: New Zealand Reserve Bank urgently responding to ‘illegal data breach’. The bank issued a statement saying a “third party file sharing service” used by the bank to share and store some sensitive information, had been illegally accessed.

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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: Australian Ransomware Breach December 2020 | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Malware Breach December 2020 – NSW Health, Rio Tinto, Serco named as victims of massive global SolarWinds hack attack. NSW Health appears to have been infected with potentially dangerous Russian malware since June.

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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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