Department of Social Services says it has contained data breach ‘vulnerability’


The Australian Department of Social Services (DSS) has confirmed the third-party breach of its previous credit card management system, with data reportedly exposed by Business Information Services over an 11-year period containing the names, usernames, work phone numbers, work email addresses, and system passwords of department employees.

As first reported by the Guardian, DSS CFO Scott Dilley had written to 8,500 current and former employees warning them of the breach back in early November, explaining there was “a data compromise relating to staff profiles within the department’s credit card management system prior to 2016”.

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Source: ZDNet