Category: Telcommunications and Internet Service Provider

Incident: ‘Unforgivable’: The privacy breach that exposed sensitive details of WA’s virus fight | WAtoday

Australian Medical Privacy Breach July 2020: ‘Unforgivable’: Privacy breach exposed sensitive details of WA’s virus fight on a public website. The breach also impacted St John Ambulance, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and the Department of Justice. The leak was traced back to Vodafone pager service.

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

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.

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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...

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Offshoring by telcos, power and water operators raising risk of foreign meddling, top official reveals | SMH

Australia’s telecommunications, electricity and water infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to foreign spies and saboteurs as companies outsource work to offshore firms that are hard to monitor, a top government...

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