Incident: MYOB in payslip privacy bungle | iTnews

Incident: MYOB in payslip privacy bungle | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: July 04  2019

MYOB in payslip privacy bungle

Blamed on cloud system “glitch”.
Reported in: iTnews

“On 28 June we discovered a small number of people received incorrect payment summaries sent between 1 June and midday 28 June 2019,” the MYOB said in a statement.

“Our investigation has since revealed 220 individual payment summaries went to the incorrect person.”

The company said it had called in the ATO and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner over the breach

Source: MYOB in payslip privacy bungle

Incident: Police officer facing computer hacking charges | ARN

Incident: Police officer facing computer hacking charges | ARN

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 27 2019

Police officer facing computer hacking charges

Subject to an investigation after gaining access to confidential information
Reported in: ARN

The unnamed officer from the Ethical Standards Command has now been stood down from official duty with the force pending an investigation into allegations of unauthorised access to confidential information.

The police officer has been served with a notice to appear alleging one charge pursuant to section 408E, computer hacking and misuse, of the Criminal Code and will be due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on 25 July.

.Source: Police officer facing computer hacking charges

Incident: Australian TicTocTrack Smartwatch Flaws Can Be Abused to Track Kids | ThreatPost

Incident: Australian TicTocTrack Smartwatch Flaws Can Be Abused to Track Kids | ThreatPost

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: April 15, 2019

A popular Australian smartwatch’s tracking capabilities expose its user’s locations, personal data and more.

A popular smartwatch that allows parents to track their children’s whereabouts, TicTocTrack, has been discovered to be riddled with security issues that could allow hackers to track and call children.

That means that an attacker who is logged into the service could remotely compromise the app and track other accounts that are based in Australia.

Source: A popular Australian smartwatch’s tracking capabilities expose its user’s locations, personal data and more.

More 2019 Cyber Security Incidents….

Incident: Chinese national charged with downloading AMP customers’ personal documents | ABC News Australia

Incident: Chinese national charged with downloading AMP customers’ personal documents | ABC News Australia

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: February 07 2019

A former AMP contractor has pleaded guilty over illegally accessing personal details of customers in Sydney, including drivers’ licences and passports.

Chinese national Yi Zheng faced court accused of downloading documents belonging to 23 AMP customers and sending them to his personal email account.

Source: Chinese national charged with downloading AMP customers’ personal documents

Incident: Yet another Qld cop charged with hacking, One of four to face charges since December | iTnews

Incident: Yet another Qld cop charged with hacking, One of four to face charges since December | iTnews

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: January 11 2019

A Queensland police officer has been charged with computer hacking offences for allegedly using the state’s policing systems without appropriate clearance.

The 33-year-old has been charged with “Computer Hacking and Misuse” after allegedly accessing the Queensland Police Service computer systems and information inappropriately.

Source: Yet another Qld cop charged with hacking

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