Reported in: SMH
Tens of thousands of Australians have had their medical histories and other private information exposed in a large data breach of a company that enabled them to participate in paid clinical trials.
The database belonging to Neoclinical exposed approximately 37,000 people’s contact information and their responses to personal medical questions qualifying them for clinical trials, which included information about diagnoses, illicit drug use and treatments.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 22 2019
The IT system across Eastern Health, which manages hospitals such as Box Hill and Maroondah, has been the target of a mystery cyber attack. The issue was immediately contained and there was no loss of data from the computer network.
Eastern Health says all computer systems are back up and running and has assured the public there has been no privacy breaches relating to patient information.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: December 19 2018
WA’s biggest health insurer has admitted to a privacy breach that led to the private addresses of psychologists being published on a TripAdvisor-style healthcare website.
HBF said this week that it had notified the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and written to more than 7000 psychologists after realising it had provided some personal addresses to the online directory Whitecoat.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: December 03 2018
The Commonwealth Bank is urgently investigating a potential data breach that may have given its staff access to customers’ sensitive medical information.
Medical information supplied by an unknown number of customers to CommInsure was made available to other arms of the bank, including to staff who decide whether to approve or decline loan applications.