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Aussies hit for six by data breach

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A hole in an Amazon S3 bucket has left 50,000 private and public sector workers in Australia exposed online. While the data breach has now been rectified, it’s still not clear whether any private and sensitive information has fallen into malicious hands. It appears that a third party contractor left… Read more »

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Hospital cyber attack affects patients

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One of Melbourne’s largest hospitals has recently been the victim of a computer virus leaving a trail of chaos in its wake. As the majority of hospital processes, including appointment scheduling and medical history records, are reliant upon the use of a computer network the hospital has had to revert… Read more »

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Queensland Police arrest man for allegedly hacking US gaming site

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A 21-year-old man alleged to have hacked a United States-based online gaming developer’s computer network has been arrested in Poona, Queensland by the Queensland Police Fraud and Cyber Crime Group. The alleged offences include hacking the US company’s computer network and accessing databases. The man is also said to be… Read more »

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Australia clears Sony but urges quicker customer notification

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Sony can take a deep breath knowing that its list of worries didn’t grow any longer, at least for one day. The company has recently been cleared of charges that it violated Australia’s Privacy Act with the April PSN breach. However, reviews of the breach weren’t all rosy. Although Sony… Read more »

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Vodafone Australia dealer shut down after data breach

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Vodafone Australia has recently come under scrutiny after billing details and call history of millions of its customers were found to be available through a publicly accessible website. Upon further investigation, Vodafone Australia’s largest premium partner, Communications Direct, was found to be at the source of the data breach. Not… Read more »

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