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Australia Social Media Hack October 2019: Australian Cricketer Shane Watson has apologised to his social media followers after inadvertently posting a number of X-Rated photos after his Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked.
NZ Medical Data Breach 8 October 2019. New Zealand’s Tū Ora Compass Health data breach exposes medical data of one million New Zealand residents.
NZ Laptop Stolen 8 October 2019: New Zealand’s Commerce Commission (ComCom) confidential information on laptop belonging to ‘external provider’ containing over 200 meeting and interview transcripts taken in burglary, which has seen the provider dumped.
Incident: Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office accidentally leaks talking points for MPs to journalists | ABC News (Australia)
Australian Email Incident 07 October 2019: Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office accidentally leaks talking points for MPs to journalists
Incident: Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation investigating privacy breach after financial documents sent to ABC producer | ABC News (Australia)
Australian Unintended Disclosure Incident 02 October 2019: Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation investigating privacy breach after financial documents sent to ABC producer.
Incident: ‘Trusted inside access’: Sydney IT contractor arrested over Landmark White data breach | Brisbane Times
October 02 2019 Sydney Insider Charged: Sydney IT contractor arrested over Landmark White data breach containing property valuations, personal details and driver’s licences of a combined 275,000 individuals.
Audit Failure 2019: Queensland government cyber defences fail ethical hack test, sensitive information accessed with relative ease.
October 01 2019 Victorian Hospital Ransomware Attack: The scale of a ransomware attack on some of the state’s major regional hospitals that has forced healthcare providers to go offline.
NZ Hacked 29 September 2019: Promotional screens on a central Auckland Asics store were hacked to show pornographic content on Sunday morning.
September 20 2019 Australian Medical Privacy Breach: Millions of Australians’ sensitive medical images, data left openly accessible. Australian servers alone leaked 50,000 sets of data comprising 2.5 million accounts.
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Incident: ‘Detailed and graphic’: Clinic faxes patients’ highly sensitive medical histories to wrong number | SMH
September 18 2019 Australian Medical Privacy Breach: A Melbourne medical clinic has been inadvertently faxing highly sensitive patient details including mental health and family medical histories to a Greenvale man for at least two years.
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Quote: Mark Gough “Human security depends on a system where each rational individual calculates that it is more profitable not to rebel.”
"Human security depends on a system where each rational individual calculates that it is more profitable not to rebel." - Mark Gough
Quote: Henry Ford “The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.”
"The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability." - Henry Ford
Quote: People don’t react to reality; they react to their perceptions of reality – Human psychology truism
“People don’t react to reality; they react to their perceptions of reality.” – Human psychology truism
Quote: Kahlil Gibran “If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”
Cyber Security Quote: Kahlil Gibran “If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”
Quote: Bruce Schneier “You can’t defend. You can’t prevent. The only thing you can do is detect and respond.”
Bruce Schneier “You can’t defend. You can’t prevent. The only thing you can do is detect and respond.”
Quote: Bruce Schneier “People don’t understand computers. Computers are magical boxes that do things. People believe what computers tell them.”
"People don't understand computers. Computers are magical boxes that do things. People believe what computers tell them." - Bruce Schneier
Quote: Henry David Thoreau “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden SK: Henrey predicts the realities of cloud computing today in 1850's
"People always make the best exploits. I’ve never found it hard to hack most people. If you listen to them, watch them, their vulnerabilities are like a neon sign screwed into their heads.” - Elliot Alderson, Mr. Robot