Audit Failure 2019: Queensland government cyber defences fail ethical hack test, sensitive information accessed with relative ease.
October 01 2019 Victorian Hospital Ransomware Attack: The scale of a ransomware attack on some of the state’s major regional hospitals that has forced healthcare providers to go offline.
Audit: Northern Territory School children’s data exposed to cyber security threats due to education department oversight | ABC Australia
August 17 2019 Audit Finding: The confidential records of children and teachers have been left vulnerable to cyber security attacks and data mismanagement due to education departmental oversight in the Northern Territory Government, a report from the auditor general’s office has revealed.
Incident: ‘Shocking’ myki privacy breach for millions of users in data release | ABC News (Australia)
August 15 2019 Privacy Breach: Just a few taps on and off, and a couple of tweets — that’s all it would take for a hacker or stalker to identify you and track down your movements with a myki.
Western Australia’s firearms database has been roundly criticised by the state’s auditor for containing significant data integrity issues that impede the regulation of guns in the community.
Incident: Officer used police computer network to stalk dozens of potential Tinder dates | ABC News Australia
by Steven Kirby | Feb 1, 2019 | ABC News (Australia), Australian InfoSec Incident, Australian InfoSec Incidents 2019, Insider Threat, Online Dating, Police and Law Enforcement, Privacy Breach, State Government, Western Australia
A former long-serving police officer has been jailed for six months for illegally accessing the personal details of almost 100 women to determine if they were “suitable” dates.
Incident: NSW Policeman sent intimate photos from arrested woman’s phone to other officers via Facebook | SMH
by Steven Kirby | Jan 22, 2019 | Australian InfoSec Incident, Australian InfoSec Incidents 2019, Data Handling, Insider Threat, Law & Legal, New South Wales, Police and Law Enforcement, Privacy, Privacy Breach, SMH - The Sydney Morning Herald, Social Media, State Government
A former Sydney police officer is facing up to a year in jail after he took intimate images from an arrested woman’s phone and sent them to fellow officers on Facebook.
Fisheries Queensland has blamed a software bug introduced via an update for an incident that left users of its Fishnet Secure portal exposed over the break.
Incident: Yet another Qld cop charged with hacking, One of four to face charges since December | iTnews
by Steven Kirby | Jan 11, 2019 | Australian InfoSec Incident, Australian InfoSec Incidents 2019, Hacked, Insider Threat, iTnews, Police and Law Enforcement, Queensland, State Government, Unauthorised Access
The 33-year-old has been charged with “Computer Hacking and Misuse” after allegedly accessing the Queensland Police Service computer systems and information inappropriately.
by Steven Kirby | Jan 7, 2019 | Australian InfoSec Incident, Australian InfoSec Incidents 2019, Hacked, iTnews, New South Wales, Password, State Government, Telcommunications and Internet Service Provider, Unauthorised Access
Early Warning Network, a NSW company providing weather, fire and other alerts to councils and others, had a login compromised and used by an unknown party to make threats about customer security.