NZ Incident: Google suspends NZ ‘trending’ emails after suspect’s name released | iTnews

NZ Incident: Google suspends NZ ‘trending’ emails after suspect’s name released | iTnews

Google has suspended an email alerting system in New Zealand following criticism by the government for publishing suppressed details of a murder case, the company said on Friday.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressed disappointment about Google’s failure to abide by a court order suppressing the name of a man accused of killing 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane.

Source: Google suspends NZ ‘trending’ emails after suspect’s name released

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

Telstra user stumbles across ‘private’ details of 66,000 users | 9 News

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: July 27 2018


Telstra customer stumbles across contact details of 66,000 fellow customers in a ‘private’ database

A 63-year-old layman, who admits he isn’t a “tech-savvy person”, has somehow been able to access a Telstra database containing the contact details of their customers.

Robert Irvine has told 9NEWS he had an issue with his email and thought he might be able to fix it by logging on to his Telstra account.

Once he signed in, he put in the search term “email” and it returned 66,500 results containing names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers.

Source: Telstra user stumbles across ‘private’ details of 66,000 users

Offshore hacker’s wave of calls swamped triple zero | SMH

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: May 31 2018

An onslaught of 1800 suspected offshore calls tripped up Telstra’s triple zero services on Saturday morning, leaving some Australians without a call back while some waiting up to nine hours for a call back.

The mass dials originated from a customer of telecommunications company Vocus.

A Vocus spokesman confirmed one of its customers’ phone exchange systems had been compromised “enabling an external party to attempt international toll fraud”. Toll fraud is when a hacker fraudulently gains access to a phone system to make calls.

Source: Offshore hacker’s wave of calls swamped triple zero

Medical records exposed by flaw in Telstra Health’s Argus software | SMH

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: March 22 2018

A flaw in medical software used by more than 40,000 Australian health specialists and distributed by Telstra has potentially exposed Australians’ medical information to hackers, who have been logging into practitioners’ computers and servers to carry out illegal activities.

Default static password allowed medical practitioners’ computers and servers to be accessed remotely by hackers.

Source: Medical records exposed by flaw in Telstra Health’s Argus software

New laws will give Aussies access to their bank, telco, energy data |iTnews

The federal government has promised to introduce a national ‘consumer data right’ into law allowing consumers open access to their banking, energy, and telco data next year.

Source: New laws will give Aussies access to their bank, telco, energy data