Incident: Govt IT contractor charged over cryptocurrency mining – Security | iTnews

Incident: Govt IT contractor charged over cryptocurrency mining – Security | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: May 21 2019

A Sydney man has been charged by the Australian Federal Police for allegedly modifying the computer systems of a federal government agency to mine cryptocurrency while employed as an IT contractor

More than $9000 allegedly mined on agency IT systems.

Source: Govt IT contractor charged over cryptocurrency mining – Security – iTnews

Audit: WA guns database sprayed over integrity issues | iTnews

Audit: WA guns database sprayed over integrity issues | iTnews

Australian Information Security Audit Report May 19 2019

Police staff resort to spreadsheets.

Reported in: iTnews

Western Australia’s firearms database has been roundly criticised by the state’s auditor for containing significant data integrity issues that impede the regulation of guns in the community.

The Firearm Controls Audit Report [pdf], released by auditor-general Caroline Spencer on Wednesday, reveals “control and functionality weaknesses” with the state’s licensing and registry (L&R) information system.

ACCC blames premature TPG merger rejection reveal on unpatched CMS | iTnews

ACCC blames premature TPG merger rejection reveal on unpatched CMS | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: May 16 2019

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has pinned the blame for its embarrassing premature disclosure of the TPG and Vodafone Australia merger rejection on an as yet unspecified glitch in its website content management system, which the regulator says has now been patched.

Source: ACCC blames premature TPG merger rejection reveal on unpatched CMS – Cloud – Security – Software – Telco/ISP – iTnews

Incident: Australian cyber lead impersonated in remote access scam | iTnews

Incident: Australian cyber lead impersonated in remote access scam | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: May 09 2019

Scammers impersonating federal government cyber security officials are attempting to coax individuals into compromising computers and revealing bank information.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) said the scammers were calling individuals on the false premise that their “computer has been infected or hacked” in a bid to “coax individuals into actions that could compromise computers or reveal bank information”.

ACSC states “The Australian Cyber Security Centre will never contact you by phone to request access to your computer, ask you to install software, transfer money or request financial information.”

Source: Govt cyber lead impersonated in remote access scam – Security – iTnews

Incident: Cyber-security breach at Federal Parliament prompts security agency investigation | ABC News Australia

Incident: Cyber-security breach at Federal Parliament prompts security agency investigation | ABC News Australia

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: February 08 2019

Computer passwords are reset as Australia’s security agencies investigate a cyber-security breach at Federal Parliament.

In a statement, Federal Parliament’s presiding officers said authorities were yet to detect any evidence that data had been stolen in the overnight breach.

Source: Cyber-security breach at Federal Parliament prompts security agency investigation

Incident:  Officer used police computer network to stalk dozens of potential Tinder dates | ABC News Australia

Incident: Officer used police computer network to stalk dozens of potential Tinder dates | ABC News Australia

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: February 01 2019

A former long-serving police officer has been jailed for six months for illegally accessing the personal details of almost 100 women to determine if they were “suitable” dates.

A 28-year veteran of WA Police and was nominated as police officer of the year in 2011.

The former senior constable pleaded guilty to 180 charges of using a secure police database to access the information of 92 women he had met, or interacted with, on dating websites including Tinder and Plenty of Fish.

Source: Officer used police computer network to stalk dozens of potential Tinder dates