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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”

Quote: Malcolm Turnbull “A denial of service attack is as predictable for a site like this as the rain will fall one day or the sun will come up in the morning”

"A denial of service attack is as predictable for a site like this as the rain will fall one day or the sun will come up in the morning." - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (After ABS Fail)

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Incident: Charges over Victoria Police data breach | 7News

Australian Insider Threat December 2021: Charges over Victoria Police data breach. Accessing police information, disclosing police information, and intentionally communicating protected information.

Incident: Coles, Westpac, AMP and Department of Defence caught up in ‘significant’ data breach of Finite Recruitment | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Recruitment Ransomware Incident December 2021: Coles, Westpac, AMP and Department of Defence caught up in ‘significant’ data breach of Finite Recruitment. Conti claims to have stolen more than 300 gigabytes of data in this attack.

Incident: Cyber criminals force shutdown of NSW budgeting system | Australian Financial Review (AFR)

Australian Cyber Security Incident December 2021: Cyber criminals force shutdown of New South Wales’ Prime/Oracle based budgeting system. The problem is part of a worldwide vulnerability identified in Log4j.

Incident: Personal details of up to 80,000 SA government employees accessed in cyber attack | ABC News (Australia)

Australian State Government Ransomware Attack December 2021: Up to 80000 South Australian Government employee data stolen in Frontier Software ransomware attack. Data accessed include names, dates of birth, tax file numbers, addresses, bank account details and pay details (remuneration, tax withheld, superannuation contributions).

Incident: NSW iVote fails during local council elections | ZDNet

Australian Voting Outage December 2021: New South Wales’ iVote online voting system failed on Saturday during the state’s local government elections. Update: NSWEC finds iVote system failure may have impacted three local election outcomes.

Incident: Cyber attack affects Federal Group payroll system but staff will still be paid | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Group Ransomware Attack November 2021. Cyber attack affects Federal Group payroll system but staff will still be paid. Tasmania’s largest private sector employer has been affected by a cyber attack for the second time this year.

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