Australian Information & Cyber Security
Australian InfoSec Incidents
InfoSec Quotes and Wisdom
Australian Audits Findings
Incidents/Audits by Location
Australian InfoSec Directory
Incidents/Audits by Industry
Media Incident Reports 2019
Media Incident Reports 2017
Media Audits Reports 2019
OAIC NDB 2019 (June)
Media Incident Reports 2018
OAIC NDB Scheme 2018
Australian Education Cyber Attack July 2021: NSW Education department hit by cyber attack just days before school term resumes. The attack had forced it to deactivate “a number of internal systems as a precaution.
NZ Incident – Ransomware attack: Waikato DHB supporting patients after documents dumped online | stuff
New Zealand Ransomware Attack June 2021: Waikato District Health Board supporting patients after documents dumped online, compromised documents include, patient and employee, and the DHB’s financial affairs.
Incident: Kununurra Department of Education worker charged with illegally accessing confidential information | The West Australian
Australian Unauthorised Access Incident June 2021: Western Australia – Kimberley – Kununurra Department of Education worker charged with illegally accessing confidential information. Charged after his office was raided by WA police last month
Australian Audit Fail June 2021: Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) finds cyber resilience unchanged since last year. Only one of 18 agency audited hits Essential Eight baseline.
Australian Vulnerability Incident June 2021: NSW Health is the latest Australian government entity to confirm being impacted by a vulnerability in the Accellion file transfer system. Different types of information, including identity information and in some cases, health-related personal information, were included in the attack.
Australian Audit Fail May 2021<: Dozens of NSW councils still without basic cyber security controls, audit finds. Poor management of cyber security at 58 of the state’s 128 local councils, nine county councils and 13 joint organisations.
Australian Real Estate Cyber Incident May 2021: Domain hit by cyber attack, warns users to be careful with rental inquiries. There is a risk that some of your personal information may have been accessed by an unauthorised third party.
Australian University Incident May 2021. UniSA locks down devices and Citrix solution after cyber attack. A number of PCs and laptops have been disabled, while Citrix VA is now unavailable.
Western Australian Audit Report November 2020. WA registry system flaws force auditor to delay findings by 18 months. ‘Highly unusual step’ taken to protect foundational system.
Australia Data Insider Access Incident May 2021: A Service NSW worker could face criminal charges involving accessing a restricted database. ICAC said, the agency had “misplaced confidence” in the effectiveness of its controls.
Incident: SA hospital staff put on alert after computer glitch adds digit to medication dosages | ABC News (Australia)
Australia Medical System Incident May 2021: SA hospital staff put on alert after computer glitch adds digit to medication dosages. SA Health says it’s not aware of any “adverse clinical outcomes”
Australia Political Ransomware Attack May 2021: The NSW branch of the Labor Party appears to have suffered a Windows ransomware attack, with the Avaddon strain having been used to attack the party’s network. Photocopies of an Australian passport, a driver’s licence and a number of other documents have been posted online.
Australian Security Incident Summary
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News, Film and Media
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Australian InfoSec Directory
Cyber Quotes and Wisdom: J. M. Barrie “All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again.”
Quote: Michael McCormack “Never been a breach, the ABS assures us that this won’t happen into the future with this Census”
Cyber Quotes and Wisdom: Michael McCormack “Never been a breach, the ABS assures us that this won’t happen into the future with this Census”
Cyber Quotes and Wisdom: Hanif Kureishi “Security and safety were the reward of dullness.”
Cyber Quote: Michael Meade “A false sense of security is the only kind there is.”
Quote: Michael Madon “and the main problem wasn’t these evil employees or employees that wanted to hurt the company…”
Cyber Quote: “And the main problem wasn’t these evil employees or employees that wanted to hurt the company — the real problem was the employees that were terrific employees and want to do well, but they’re not focused on security.”
Michael Madon, Mimecast, co-founder of Ataata
Quote: Kevin Mitnick Companies spend millions of dollars on firewalls, encryption and secure access devices, and it’s money wasted, because none of these measures address the weakest link in the security chain.”
Cyber Quote: Kevin Mitnick “Companies spend millions of dollars on firewalls, encryption and secure access devices, and it’s money wasted, because none of these measures address the weakest link in the security chain.”
Quote: Bobbie Garrett “Make ‘business continuity’ ‘business as usual’ and embed it into your management routines as decisions are made, instead of an afterthought check off the box exercise later”
Cyber Quote: Bobbie Garrett “Make ‘business continuity’ ‘business as usual’ and embed it into your management routines as decisions are made, instead of an afterthought check off the box exercise later.”
Cyber Quote: Ginni Rometty “Cyber crime is the greatest threat to every company in the world”