The Smith Family, which helps disadvantaged kids succeed through education, is the latest target of cyber hackers in the wake of attacks on Optus, MediBank and other Australian corporates. The national charity believes the primary motive of the attack was an attempt to steal funds, but the hackers were unsuccessful. However, the personal information of… Read more »
Medibank has reported a “distressing development” regarding its unfolding cyber incident, as “a series of additional files” received from a criminal party have been found to include detailed Medibank customer data. The health insurance provider first reported “unusual activity” on its network on 13 October – and it was initially believed no customer data had been removed… Read more »
Optus fears data on up to 9.8 million of its customers has been accessed in a sophisticated cyberattack – including, for some customers, passport and drivers licence details, as well as phone numbers, dates of birth and email addresses. It made the announcement through the media, in the middle of Thursday’s national day of mourning… Read more »
Data exposed includes names, birthdate, phone no. and email ID information such as driver’s licence or passport numbers may also be involved Experts warn to beware of scams in the months head Optus shut it down once it was discovered The personal data of up to nine million Australians may have been been accessed by… Read more »
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.