Australian Information Security Incident Reported: September 07 2018
Access to tens of thousands of files published online by the Victorian Government has been removed amid controversy over the release of Victorians’ personal data included in the document dump, which reportedly includes private information about the mother of Hollywood brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth.
The woman’s medical history, home address, bank balances, details of her share portfolio and superannuation account and her daughter’s name and date of birth were included in 80,000 pages of documents that were tabled in Parliament and posted online this week.
Hemsworth are always good click bait, when will we start taking privacy seriously in this country! Famous or not – SK
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: February 12 2018
The Queensland government’s main site for its legislation has been hijacked, as have websites belonging to the likes of Queensland Urban Utilities, the Victorian parliament, and South Australia’s City of Unley.
More than 4000 Australian and global government websites have been hijacked to run the Coinhive crypto currency mining software after a popular accessibility tool was compromised by attackers.
Five key Victorian government service agencies would not be able to recover all their critical systems in the event of disruption due to woeful disaster recovery processes, the state’s auditor has found.
Victoria has become the first state to release a dedicated cyber security strategy, promising to deliver confidence in government IT and digital service delivery by adopting a new whole-of-government approach, but yet to appoint CISO.