Australian Information Security Incident Reported: May 09 2019
Scammers impersonating federal government cyber security officials are attempting to coax individuals into compromising computers and revealing bank information.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) said the scammers were calling individuals on the false premise that their “computer has been infected or hacked” in a bid to “coax individuals into actions that could compromise computers or reveal bank information”.
ACSC states “The Australian Cyber Security Centre will never contact you by phone to request access to your computer, ask you to install software, transfer money or request financial information.”
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: December 24 2018
The Victorian Building Authority has confirmed that it left a 30GB MongoDB instance containing half a million records exposed to the internet.
The database, which was uncovered by security researcher Bob Diachenko, contained “API request logs and practitioners details, such as names, addresses, mobile phone numbers, certificate numbers and more”.
ASIC has said that the cyber insurance brokers and insurers in Australia have the potential to be a launchpad for businesses to take cyber risk seriously putting boards on notice – and therefore take up cover too.