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.
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.
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.