Audit: WA guns database sprayed over integrity issues | iTnews

Audit: WA guns database sprayed over integrity issues | iTnews

Australian Information Security Audit Report May 19 2019

Police staff resort to spreadsheets.

Reported in: iTnews

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.

The Firearm Controls Audit Report [pdf], released by auditor-general Caroline Spencer on Wednesday, reveals “control and functionality weaknesses” with the state’s licensing and registry (L&R) information system.

Incident:  Officer used police computer network to stalk dozens of potential Tinder dates | ABC News Australia

Incident: Officer used police computer network to stalk dozens of potential Tinder dates | ABC News Australia

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: February 01 2019

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

Incident: NSW Policeman sent intimate photos from arrested woman’s phone to other officers via Facebook | SMH

Incident: NSW Policeman sent intimate photos from arrested woman’s phone to other officers via Facebook | SMH

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 22 2019

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

Incident: Fisheries Qld blames bad update for password ‘fault’ | iTnews

Incident: Fisheries Qld blames bad update for password ‘fault’ | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 11 2019

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’

Incident: Yet another Qld cop charged with hacking, One of four to face charges since December | iTnews

Incident: Yet another Qld cop charged with hacking, One of four to face charges since December | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 11 2019

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

Incident: Hack spam sent via Australian hazard alert service | iTnews

Incident: Hack spam sent via Australian hazard alert service | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 07 2019

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