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.
A 28-year veteran of WA Police and was nominated as police officer of the year in 2011.
The former senior constable pleaded guilty to 180 charges of using a secure police database to access the information of 92 women he had met, or interacted with, on dating websites including Tinder and Plenty of Fish.
Source: Officer used police computer network to stalk dozens of potential Tinder dates
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.
The woman was taken back to the station and to police cells.
At the time of her arrest, the woman’s phone was seized and it was examined using police investigative software.
Albee examined the photos at the police station then uploaded two to a Facebook group chat with four other serving police officers, which they used to chat while off-duty.
Source: NSW Policeman sent intimate photos from arrested woman’s phone to other officers via Facebook | SMH
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.
The Courier Mail first reported the incident on Wednesday this week, revealing that “fishermen attempting to log in discovered they could get in to any account on the supposedly protected portal without a password.”
FishNet Secure allows holders of Queensland fishing permits, licences and quotas to manage them online.
Source: Fisheries Qld blames bad update for password ‘fault’
A Queensland police officer has been charged with computer hacking offences for allegedly using the state’s policing systems without appropriate clearance.
The 33-year-old has been charged with “Computer Hacking and Misuse” after allegedly accessing the Queensland Police Service computer systems and information inappropriately.
Source: Yet another Qld cop charged with hacking
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.
Users reported receiving a spam text message on Saturday that read, “EWN has been hacked. Your personal data is not safe. Trying to fix the security issues”.
Source: Hack spam sent via Australian hazard alert service