Australian Information Security Incident Reported: November 2 2018
A cyber security breach and extortion attempt on the WA-based Defence shipbuilder has escalated fears about attacks on national security.
Austal has confirmed “some staff email addresses and mobile phone numbers” were accessed in the hack. It also confirmed ship drawings might have been stolen. Then unknown attacker tried to on-sell “certain materials” in an apparent extortion bid.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: August 19 2018
Engineering group RCR Tomlinson took three months to notify the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner that employees’ personal data, including bank account numbers and credit cards, had been accessed in an internet scam despite new laws requiring companies to inform the regulator in “a timely manner.”
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 9 2016
Former BlueScope employee has been accused this week of downloading a trove of company documents – about 40 gigabytes – over a four-year period, including the codes she allegedly downloaded just before her redundancy meeting.
The former employee is also accused of accessing BlueScope’s computer system during a visit to her former colleagues in late October, after she had already signed a contract with her new employer.