Over the long weekend reports emerged of an alleged data breach, impacting half a billion Facebook users from 106 countries. And while this figure is staggering, there’s more to the story than 533 million sets of data. This breach once again highlights how many of the systems we use aren’t designed to adequately protect our… Read more »
186,000 Service NSW customers are victims of a cyber security hack involving 3.8 million documents stolen from staff email accounts
Around 186,000 users of Service NSW – the New South Wales government’s “one-stop shop” for everyone from licences to birth, deaths and marriage, property and the law – will be sent a registered letter notifying them of a data breach labelled a “criminal attack” that saw more than 3.8 million documents (738 gigabytes of data)… Read more »
The theft of account details from design platform Canva’s customer database last Friday appears to be the work of a notorious hacker responsible for stealing the account details of one billion customers from 45 companies, then offering them for sale on the dark web. The hacker, who uses the alias Gnosticplayers, contacted technology news site… Read more »
According to the OAIC an ‘eligible data breach’, which triggers notification obligations, is a data breach that is likely to result in serious harm to any of the individuals to whom the information relates.
New laws require companies that experience any significant data breach to notify The Office of The Australian Information Commissioner and impacted clients.
A report on the data breach of cheating website Ashley Madison has today been released by the Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), Daniel Therrien. The joint investigation of the website follows a data breach, which affected approximately 36 million Ashley Madison user accounts.