Category: Law & Legal

Incident: Law In Order hit by ransomware attack | iTnews

Australian Netwalker Ransomware Attack November 2020. Australian end-to-end document and digital solutions provider to the legal industry Law In Order says it has suffered a “cyber security incident” and has had to limit access to most of its website as a precaution.

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Incident: Bugged lawyers’ conversations available to police thanks to ‘IT error’ | The Age

Australian Privacy Breach November 2020. Bugged lawyers’ conversations available to Victorian police thanks to ‘IT error’. The massive breach of the rights to confidentiality and legal professional privilege has potentially contaminated an unknown number of criminal cases and convictions.

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Incident: Matthews Australasia and Fitzpatrick Rushinek Associates have been hit by attackers using the Mespinoza/Pysa Windows ransomware | iTWire

Australian Ransomware Attack June 2020: Matthews Australasia and Fitzpatrick Rushinek Associates have been hit by attackers using the Mespinoza/Pysa Windows ransomware, the same malware that was used to take down the Australian money management firm MyBudget, security sources have told iTWire

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Incident: Hobart man pleads guilty to stalking and controlling ex-girlfriend’s car with his computer | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Cyber Stalking November 2019: Hobart man pleads guilty to stalking and controlling ex-girlfriend’s car with his computer. He downloaded and set up an online application that gave him control over the stop and start function of his ex-lover’s car and allowed him to track her movements.

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Incident: NSW Policeman sent intimate photos from arrested woman’s phone to other officers via Facebook | SMH

A former Sydney police officer is facing up to a year in jail after he took intimate images from an arrested woman’s phone and sent them to fellow officers on Facebook.

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Queensland Labor MP Mark Bailey avoids criminal charges over deleted private email account | ABC News (Australia)

Qld Labor MP Mark Bailey will not face criminal charges after a CCC investigation into his deleted private email account. Source: Queensland Labor MP Mark Bailey avoids criminal charges over deleted private email account –...

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‘Likes’ after death: handling the deceased’s social media | Professional Planner

Social media use continues to grow, making the fate of accounts a major issue. Family members and executors will encounter different rules on different platforms. Source: ‘Likes’ after death: handling the deceased’s social...

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APAC’s “fractured and localized” cybersecurity regulation poses challenges for firms | Australian Lawyer

Law firms and financial institutions operating in APAC can expect to face more challenges ahead as cyberattacks become more sophisticated and far-reaching. The region’s cybersecurity regulation remains “fractured and localized”...

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