Australian Information Security Incident Reported: July 26 2019
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.”
As part of the undertaking, CBA now has 90 days to develop and submit to the OAIC a work plan and timetable of work to meet address its privacy obligations, including a review of its policies, procedures and data retention standards, while also providing staff training to ensure compliance.
“CBA must also assess its IT services and systems to make sure it takes appropriate steps to control access to customers’ personal information,” the OAIC said.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 25 2019
The IT consultant has been sentenced to three years in prison.
An Australian IT consultant has on Tuesday been sentenced to three years imprisonment after pleading guilty to a total of 11 charges for insider trading, unauthorised access to data with the intention to commit a serious offence, and the alteration of electronic devices required by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
According to a statement from ASIC, Steven Oakes hacked into the private computer network of Melbourne-based financial publisher Port Phillip Publishing (PPP) between January 2012 and February 2016.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 03 2019
The private details of almost 100,000 Australian bank customers have been exposed in a cyber attack on the real-time payments platform PayID, which allows the instant transfer of money between banks using either a mobile number or email address.
The bank confirmed the incident late on Monday but did not say how many Australians had been affected.
It’s unclear who now has pilfered PayID information and what they intend to do with it.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: May 09 2019
Scammers impersonating federal government cyber security officials are attempting to coax individuals into compromising computers and revealing bank information.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) said the scammers were calling individuals on the false premise that their “computer has been infected or hacked” in a bid to “coax individuals into actions that could compromise computers or reveal bank information”.
ACSC states “The Australian Cyber Security Centre will never contact you by phone to request access to your computer, ask you to install software, transfer money or request financial information.”
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: February 12 2019
The nation’s biggest banks are scrambling to contact up to 100,000 customers who may have been caught up in a major data breach at property valuation firm, LandMark White.
The breach, which LandMark White first revealed late on Friday, “could” include property valuations and personal contact information of home owners, residents, and property agents, including first and last names, residential addresses and contact numbers.