ActewAGL has collected 91 per cent of bills which were sent out by mistake to 400 customers last week in a massive privacy breach that affected 6000 Icon Water and ActewAGL customers.
That means a week after the first bundle of bills was identified, the private billing information of about 540 utility customers is still in the hands of strangers.
Source: Over 500 utility customers’ bills uncollected after privacy breach
Foreign-backed saboteurs who plant sleeper bugs in critical infrastructure that could be mobilised to wreak havoc will face up to 15 years’ jail.
Source: New sabotage laws for cyber attacks on Australia’s critical infrastructure
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
Cyber attacks have labelled the number one threat to power and utility companies worldwide, a new EY report has found.
Source: Cyber security threat: Is Australia’s power grid safe from hackers?
Don’t click “View my bill” if you receive these emails from Telstra or EnergyAustralia.
Source: Fake Telstra and EnergyAustralia email bills spread banking trojans – CSO | The Resource for Data Security Executives
Origin Energy is set to trial a peer-to-peer energy trading platform that makes use of blockchain distributed ledger technology.
The trial, between Origin and Australian blockchain energy market provider Power Ledger, will begin in October and run for three months.
Source: Origin eyes cheaper electricity with blockchain trial – Software – iTnews