Incident: A major hack at one of NSW’s largest drug rehabilitation services, Adele House has left hundreds of patients at risk | The Australian

Australian Medical Data Breach November 2019: A hack at one of NSW’s largest drug rehabilitation services, Adele House has left hundreds of patients at risk.

Incident: Two Sydney women charged over $500,000 BEC scam | iTnews

Australian Cyber Crime November 2019: Two Sydney women have been charged over their alleged involvement in a $500,000 business email compromise scam.

NZ Incident: Financial Markets Authority apologises for privacy breach | FMA

NZ Privacy Breach 7 November 2019. New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority apologises for privacy breach where complaints documents were potentially accessible via internet.

Incident: Hobart man pleads guilty to stalking and controlling ex-girlfriend’s car with his computer | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Cyber Stalking November 2019: Hobart man pleads guilty to stalking and controlling ex-girlfriend’s car with his computer. He downloaded and set up an online application that gave him control over the stop and start function of his ex-lover’s car and allowed him to track her movements.

Incident: Monash IVF patients receive bogus emails after ‘malicious cyber attack’ on fertility company | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Medical Data Breach and Cyber Fraud November 2019: Australian medical group Monash IVF patients receive bogus emails after ‘malicious cyber attack’ on fertility company.

Quote: Edward Snowden “It is not data that is being exploited, it’s people that are people exploited.”

Security Quote: Edward Snowden “Data isn’t harmless, data isn’t abstract when it’s about people. Almost all the data being collected today is about people. It is not data that is being exploited, it’s people that are people exploited. It’s not data in networks being influences or manipulated, it is you being manipulated.”

Incident: Cyber criminals hack Perth Anaesthetic Group hospital and steal patients’ personal information in terrifying security breach | Daily Mail Australia

Australian DataBreach CyberCrime November 2019: Cyber criminals hack Perth Anaesthetic Group hospital and steal patients’ personal information in terrifying security breach. Several patients were sent fake invoices from the hackers demanding payments.

Incident: Victorian man arrested over multiple DDoS attacks | iTnews

Australian DDoS Attack Arrest October 2019: Victorian man arrested over multiple DDoS attacks against a telecommunications business and a large shopping complex.

Incident: Thousands of Optus mobile numbers mistakenly published in White Pages | Brisbane Times

Australian Privacy Breach Incident October 2019: Tens of thousands of Australian Optus customers have had their mobile phone numbers and addresses mistakenly published online.

Incident: 7-Eleven fuel app data breach exposes users’ personal details | The Guardian

Australian App Privacy Breach October 2019: 7-Eleven fuel app data breach exposes users’ personal details, users were able to see other customers’ data, including names, dates of birth and mobile numbers.

Incident: Cyber scare shuts down hospital IT systems in rural north-east Victoria | Brisbane Times

Australian Virus/Malware Incident October 2019: Australian Virus/Malware Incident October 2019: A number of rural Victorian health services in the state’s north-east were forced to shut down their IT systems due to a malware virus.

Incident: Doctor, patient details allegedly stolen in CSL Behring Australia espionage scandal | SMH

Australian Former Employee Data Breach 18 October 2019: CSL Behring has filed a lawsuit against a former employee, claiming he stole sensitive information with the intention of passing it on to his new company Pharming.

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Incident: ‘Lesson learnt’: Shane Watson caught in embarrassing X-rated photo hack | Yahoo Sports

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.

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Audit: Australia Post told to improve cyber security practices | iTnews

July 04 2019: Australia Post told to improve cyber security practices. Auditor says risk aren’t being managed “effectively”.

Incident: ‘Scotty Doesn’t Know’: PM’s website plays lewd song after internet prank takeover | ABC News (Australia)

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: October 19 2018 A prankster claims credit for a takeover of Scott Morrison's web domain, hosting an image of the PM along with an obscene pop-punk song about a teenage love affair called Scotty Doesn't Know. In a...

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”

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Incident: ‘Trusted inside access’: Sydney IT contractor arrested over Landmark White data breach | Brisbane Times

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.

Incident: ‘Detailed and graphic’: Clinic faxes patients’ highly sensitive medical histories to wrong number | SMH

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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