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Audit: Queensland Audit Office Education 2021 Report finds “all need to strengthen their security”

Australian Audit Report June 2022: Queensland Audit Office Education 2021 Report finds “all need to strengthen their security”. Deficiencies identified with user and privilege access management, audit log and user activity monitoring.

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Incident: NSW Government QR Code data leak exposes over 500,000 sensitive locations | Daily Mail Australia

Australian Government Privacy Breach February 2022: NSW Government QR Code data leak exposes over 500,000 sensitive locations. Address’s included Defence sites, bombing ranges and domestic violence shelters.

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Incident: Charges over Victoria Police data breach | 7News

Australian Insider Threat December 2021: Charges over Victoria Police data breach. Accessing police information, disclosing police information, and intentionally communicating protected information.

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Incident: Tens of thousands locked out of ATO Online accounts after payroll hack | iTnews

Australian Government Payroll Outage December 2021: Tens of thousands locked out of ATO Online accounts after payroll hack. Linked to ransomware attack on major payroll software provider Frontier Software last month.

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Incident: NSW government casual recruiter suffers ransomware hit | ZDNet

Australian Ransomware Incident December 2021: NSW government casual recruiter Finite Recruitment suffers Conti ransomware hit. Attackers claimed to have stolen more than 300GB of financial and personal data.

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Incident: Cyber criminals force shutdown of NSW budgeting system | Australian Financial Review (AFR)

Australian Cyber Security Incident December 2021: Cyber criminals force shutdown of New South Wales’ Prime/Oracle based budgeting system. The problem is part of a worldwide vulnerability identified in Log4j.

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Incident: Personal details of up to 80,000 SA government employees accessed in cyber attack | ABC News (Australia)

Australian State Government Ransomware Attack December 2021: Up to 80000 South Australian Government employee data stolen in Frontier Software ransomware attack. Data accessed include names, dates of birth, tax file numbers, addresses, bank account details and pay details (remuneration, tax withheld, superannuation contributions).

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Incident: NSW iVote fails during local council elections | ZDNet

Australian Voting Outage December 2021: New South Wales’ iVote online voting system failed on Saturday during the state’s local government elections. Update: NSWEC finds iVote system failure may have impacted three local election outcomes.

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Audit: Queensland Audit Office (QAO) Water 2021 Report finds one breach and significant control weaknesses | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Utility Audit Report November 2021: Queensland Audit Office (QAO) Water 2021 Report finds one breach and significant control weaknesses in the security of information systems. Sunwater has acknowledge it was the organisation reported breached in the report.

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Incident: Queensland water supplier Sunwater targeted by hackers in months-long undetected cyber security breach | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Water Utility Hacked November 2021: Queensland water supplier Sunwater targeted by hackers in months-long undetected cyber security breach. A Queensland Audit Office report found “threat actors” had targeted an older, more vulnerable version of the system.

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Incident: SA Ambulance Service patients’ personal information stolen from consultancy firm | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Health Services Privacy Breach November 2021: South Australia Ambulance Service patients’ personal information stolen from consultancy firm. The personal details of 28,000 patients have been lost on a stolen a storage device.

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Audit: None of NSW’s lead cluster agencies have implemented all Essential Eight controls | ZDNet

Australian Audit Failure November 2021: None of New South Wales lead cluster agencies have implemented all Essential Eight controls – Premier and Cabinet, Communities and Justice, Customer Service, Education, Planning, Regional NSW, Health, Treasury, and Transport.

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NZ Incident – Ransomware attack: Waikato DHB supporting patients after documents dumped online | stuff

New Zealand Ransomware Attack June 2021: Waikato District Health Board supporting patients after documents dumped online, compromised documents include, patient and employee, and the DHB’s financial affairs.

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