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Incident: Technology group providing services to Victorian government departments hit by cyber attack | ABC News Australia

Australian Cyber Attack November 2022: Technology group providing services to Victorian government departments hit by a cyber attack. The company says hackers have revealed a sample “of what is believed to be stolen data”

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Audit: Western Australia Auditor General’s Local Government Financial Audit 2020-21 reports 358 information system control weaknesses

West Australian Audit Report August 2022: Auditor General’s Local Government Financial Audit 2020-21 reports 358 information system control weaknesses. 12 of the 45 entities did not met expectations across all six control categories and 68% of the audit results were below the minimum benchmark.

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Audit: WA Auditor General tables the 2021 Financial Audit Results for Universities and TAFEs

West Australian Audit Report July 2022: Western Australia Auditor General tables the 2021 Financial Audit Results for Universities and TAFEs. OAG identified 124 information systems control weaknesses, a 20% increase 2020, 67% of the weaknesses as rated as moderate.

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Audit: Vic privacy watchdog uncovers third-party infosec risks at four agencies | iTnews

Australian Audit Report July 2022: Victorian privacy watchdog uncovers third-party infosec risks at four agencies. Agencies only partially effective at ensuring that third parties are securing public sector information.

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Incident: Melbourne’s Port Phillip Prison jail targeted by anonymous hackers in cyber attack | MSN

Australian Jail Cyber Attack July 2022: Melbourne’s Port Phillip Prison jail targeted by anonymous hackers in cyber attack. Hackers take control of the G4S operated jail’s online network.

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Audit: West Australian Local Government Information Systems Audit Report “a significant area of concern”

Australian Audit Report June 2022: West Australian Local Government Information Systems Audit Report “a significant area of concern”. None of the 12 entities where we performed capability maturity assessments met benchmark.

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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: Hundreds of classified Home Affairs documents believed sent to unsecured address in ‘serious’ breach of security protocols | ABC News Australia

Australian Data Breach May 2022: Hundreds of classified Home Affairs documents believed sent to unsecured address in ‘serious’ breach of security protocols. The contractor said to have sent classified documents to his personal email address was allowed to work in another federal government department after the cybersecurity breach.

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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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