City of Ballarat privacy nightmare: resident details posted online | The Courier

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: February 21 2018


The personal details appeared as part of a list of 73 submissions made to the review of City of Ballarat’s CBD Car Parking Action Plan.

The list was an attachment to the Ballarat City Council’s agenda for tonight’s ordinary meeting, which was first posted online on February 9. Details were later redacted.

The list included the personal details of a number of eminent Ballarat personalities and those with sensitive professions, including lawyers, doctors, business owners and police officers

Source: City of Ballarat privacy nightmare: resident details posted online

Australian govt sites hijacked by crypto coin miner | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: February 12 2018

The Queensland government’s main site for its legislation has been hijacked, as have websites belonging to the likes of Queensland Urban Utilities, the Victorian parliament, and South Australia’s City of Unley.

More than 4000 Australian and global government websites have been hijacked to run the Coinhive crypto currency mining software after a popular accessibility tool was compromised by attackers.

Source: Australian govt sites hijacked by crypto coin miner

Fraser Coast Mayor Chris Loft charged with misconduct and computer hacking | ABC News (Australian)

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: November 30 2017

Chris Loft was arrested this afternoon and charged over multiple alleged offences by the Crime and Corruption Commission including hacking, misconduct, and disclosure of official secrets relating to his time in the job.

Source: Fraser Coast Mayor Chris Loft charged with misconduct and computer hacking – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

South Australia’s digital drivers’ licences to reduce possibility of forgery, Government says – ABC News (Australia)

Drivers’ licences will enter the digital era next month with the State Government to make them available on a smartphone app in an effort to enhance security.

Source: South Australia’s digital drivers’ licences to reduce possibility of forgery, Government says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Controversial security cameras in Moreton Bay have been compromised but Council will not provide details | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 23 2017

A Right to Information request reveals security cameras at Moreton Bay, north of Brisbane, have been compromised with all audio recording now turned off.

A Moreton Bay Regional Council spokeswoman rejected the cameras were hacked and said “there had been no unauthorised access to council’s CCTV network”.

But documents obtained by ABC News under Right to Information showed some of the cameras had “compromised IP addresses”.

Source: Controversial security cameras in Moreton Bay have been compromised but Council will not provide details – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Personal details of thousands of residents revealed by Melbourne council in data breach | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: November 11 2016


A local council in Melbourne’s south-east is embroiled in a privacy breach, after the personal details of more than 2,000 residents were accidentally distributed to the public.

A survey was emailed to 952 clients of the City of Kingston Maternal and Child Health Service on Wednesday, but there was an excel spreadsheet attached containing personal information, including dates of birth, addresses and mobile phone numbers of 2,112 people.

Source: Personal details of thousands of residents revealed by Melbourne council in data breach – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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