Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 25 2019
The IT consultant has been sentenced to three years in prison.
An Australian IT consultant has on Tuesday been sentenced to three years imprisonment after pleading guilty to a total of 11 charges for insider trading, unauthorised access to data with the intention to commit a serious offence, and the alteration of electronic devices required by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
According to a statement from ASIC, Steven Oakes hacked into the private computer network of Melbourne-based financial publisher Port Phillip Publishing (PPP) between January 2012 and February 2016.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: December 29 2018
Australian media company Nova Entertainment says information it collected from listeners during 2009 to 2011 has been publicly disclosed.
The information disclosed may include names, gender, dates of birth, addresses, emails and phone numbers and user account details such as user names and passwords, which are protected by a security technique, known as ‘hashing’.
The company owns radio stations Smooth FM, Nova 96.9 in Sydney, Nova 100 in Melbourne, Nova 106.9 in Brisbane, Nova 93.7 in Perth and Nova 919 in Adelaide.
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: November 28 2018
Sensitive personal details including salaries and redundancy entitlements of senior staff at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Australia have been emailed across parts of the organisation as it battles staff disquiet over layoffs.
News Corp Australia staff expressed shock at receiving an email about 9am on Wednesday, detailing “the redundancy summary” for employees “over 200K”.
The Herald has been told that staff were asked to delete the emails. The email disappeared from staff email inboxes later in the morning.