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

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: Cyber security official downloaded animated child porn on secure network | SMH

Incident: Cyber security official downloaded animated child porn on secure network | SMH

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 28 2019

A former senior cyber security official has been sentenced to a suspended prison term for using a secure government network to download animated child pornography.

Canberra man, was an assistant director within the cyber and information security branch of the Australian Signals Directorate.

Source: Cyber security official downloaded animated child porn on secure network

Incident: AusTender becomes latest bait for phishers | iTnews

Incident: AusTender becomes latest bait for phishers | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 15 2019

Phishers are targeting would-be tenderers to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development with an email and fake AusTender landing page.

The email invites recipients to login to the fake AusTender site in order to register to participate in “sealed tenders”

The email will not contain a valid Government domain name and may look to come from “infrastructure-gov-au-‘GA’”.

Source: AusTender becomes latest bait for phishers