The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has pinned the blame for its embarrassing premature disclosure of the TPG and Vodafone Australia merger rejection on an as yet unspecified glitch in its website content management system, which the regulator says has now been patched.
Source: ACCC blames premature TPG merger rejection reveal on unpatched CMS – Cloud – Security – Software – Telco/ISP – iTnews
Reported Mar 5, 2019 in Stuff Co NZ
The Transport Agency has admitted 82 data breaches involving personal information prompting a call for an independent assessment of its cyber security.
Human error was the main reason given for mishandling of personal information ranging from traffic offences, to details of driver licences and individuals’ medical fitness to drive, debts and debt collection actions.
Source: NZ Transport Agency’s cyber security under scrutiny after 82 data breaches
More NZ Incidents….
Computer passwords are reset as Australia’s security agencies investigate a cyber-security breach at Federal Parliament.
In a statement, Federal Parliament’s presiding officers said authorities were yet to detect any evidence that data had been stolen in the overnight breach.
Source: Cyber-security breach at Federal Parliament prompts security agency investigation
Phishers are targeting would-be tenderers to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development with an email and fake AusTender landing page.
The email invites recipients to login to the fake AusTender site in order to register to participate in “sealed tenders”
The email will not contain a valid Government domain name and may look to come from “infrastructure-gov-au-‘GA’”.
Source: AusTender becomes latest bait for phishers
Fisheries Queensland has blamed a software bug introduced via an update for an incident that left users of its Fishnet Secure portal exposed over the break.
The Courier Mail first reported the incident on Wednesday this week, revealing that “fishermen attempting to log in discovered they could get in to any account on the supposedly protected portal without a password.”
FishNet Secure allows holders of Queensland fishing permits, licences and quotas to manage them online.
Source: Fisheries Qld blames bad update for password ‘fault’