Incident: Australian cyber lead impersonated in remote access scam | iTnews

Incident: Australian cyber lead impersonated in remote access scam | iTnews

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.”

Source: Govt cyber lead impersonated in remote access scam – Security – iTnews

Vic Building Authority exposes MongoDB instance | iTnews

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”.

Source: Vic Building Authority exposes MongoDB instance

Corporate watchdog ASIC in privacy breach exposing users’ search history | The Guardian

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: November 9 2017

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Australia’s corporate regulator has committed a serious privacy breach via a flaw in its website that exposes the search records of anyone tapping into its company database.

Source: Corporate watchdog Asic in privacy breach exposing users’ search history