Austal faces extortion bid after data breach | ABC New (Australia)

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.

Source: Who is Austal and why would hackers want its secrets?

RCR Tomlinson sat on staff data breach for three months | AFR

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.”

Source: RCR Tomlinson sat on staff data breach for three months

OAIC Breach Notification Form: https://www.oaic.gov.au/resources/about-us/access-our-information/foi-disclosure-log/notifications/foireq18-00114-documents.pdf

Vengeful retrenched employee allegedly took BlueScope top trade secrets with her | Stuff.co.nz

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.

Source: Vengeful retrenched employee allegedly took top trade secrets with her | Stuff.co.nz