Category: Banking and Finance

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: 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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NZ Incident: NZ financial strategies provider hit by Windows NetWalker ransomware | iTWire

New Zealand Ransomware Attack December 2020. NZ financial strategies provider Staircase hit by Windows NetWalker ransomware. The attackers have listed a number of data files on their site on the dark web

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Incident: Levitas Capital closing after fake Zoom invite sinks $16m super fund investment | news.com.au

Australian Zoom Compromise November 2020: Levitas Capital closing after fake Zoom invite sinks $16m super fund investment. A fake Zoom invite has forced a Sydney hedge fund to close up shop after cybercriminals found a way into their emails in September

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Incident: Top Australian tenancy blacklist firm under investigation by information commissioner | The Guardian

Australian Potential Data Breach September 2020: Top Australian tenancy blacklist firm under investigation by information commissioner. Trading Reference Australia obtains injunction to not hand over details to information commissioner

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Incident: MyBudget blames ransomware hack for system outage affecting thousands of customers | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Ransomware Attack April 2020: MyBudget blames ransomware hack for system outage affecting thousands of customers, was likely compromised as it quickly moved its employees onto work-from-home arrangements amid coronavirus.

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Incident: Police & Nurses Bank WA discloses data breach, customer account information, balances exposed | ZDnet

Australian Banking Breach January 2020: Police & Nurses Bank WA discloses data breach, customer account information, balances exposed. The Australian bank says a cyberattack took place during a server upgrade.

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Incident: Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation investigating privacy breach after financial documents sent to ABC producer | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Unintended Disclosure Incident 02 October 2019: Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation investigating privacy breach after financial documents sent to ABC producer.

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Incident: Aussie ‘hacker’ jailed for unauthorised access and insider trading | ZDNet

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).

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Incident: Almost 100,000 Australians’ private details exposed in attack on Westpac’s PayID | SMH

Australian Data Breach June 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.

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