Category: Federal Government

Incident: DFAT Stranded Aussies’ identities exposed again | The Canberra Times

Australian Government Privacy Breach Again October 2020: DFAT Stranded Aussies’ identities exposed again. The identities of Australians stranded overseas have been accidentally exposed for the third time in as many months.

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Incident: DFAT admits email addresses of almost 3,000 Australians stranded overseas released in breach | The Guardian

Australian Government Privacy Breach September 2020: DFAT admits email addresses of almost 3,000 Australians stranded overseas released in breach. Addressees were mistakenly listed in the ‘to’ field, rather than ‘bcc’, making them visible to other recipients.

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NZ Incident: RC plane and drone users’ details leaked by CAA New Zealand | xjet

New Zealand Privacy Breach September 2020: RC plane and drone users’ details leaked by CAA New Zealand. CAA New Zealand violation of privacy involving people from around the world who filed complaints with them.

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Incident: Updated Citrix Bug – Fears private details of Australian Defence Force members compromised in database hack | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Cyber Attack March 2020: A highly sensitive military database containing the personal details of tens of thousands of Australian Defence Force (ADF) members was shut down for 10 days due to fears it had been hacked.

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Incident: Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation investigating privacy breach after financial documents sent to ABC producer | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Unintended Disclosure Incident 02 October 2019: Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation investigating privacy breach after financial documents sent to ABC producer.

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Incident: Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter’s office in privacy breach over draft religious discrimination bill email | The Australian

September 03 2019 Australian Privacy Breach: Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter’s office in privacy breach over draft religious discrimination bill email.

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NZ Incident: ‘Coding error’ compromises passports, driver licences in Ministry of Culture and Heritage data breach | Stuff.co.nz

Privacy Breach 25 August 2019: New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage revealed on Sunday more than 300 people had had their personal documents compromised following a “coding error” on a ministry-commissioned website.

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

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.

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