Australia: Data of 186,000 customers leaked in Service NSW cyber attack

Service NSW has confirmed that the personal data of 186,000 customers and staff were leaked after a cyber attack earlier this year, in which 47 employees had their email accounts compromised. A four-month investigation, which began in April, concluded that Read More …

Australian government releases voluntary IoT cybersecurity code of practice

The Australian government has released a voluntary code of practice for securing the Internet of Things (IoT) in Australia. The voluntary Code of Practice: Securing the Internet of Things for Consumers [PDF] is intended to provide industry with a best-practice Read More …

AusCERT says alleged DoE hack came from a third-party

The Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) denied claims today that hackers had breached the Department of Education, Skills, and Employment (DoE), and downloaded the personal details of more than one million students, teachers, and staff. Rumors of a supposed Read More …

Australia Post parcel portal offline following ‘technical’ issue

Australia Post on Thursday experienced a handful of failures across its business, with reports people were receiving parcels not addressed to them and the addressees unable to redirect the delivery online. The postal service’s online portal went down, with a Read More …

Australia to invest a record A$1.35bn in cyber security

Dubbed the Cyber Enhanced Situational Awareness and Response (Cesar) package, the investment will help Australia identify cyber threats, disrupt foreign cyber criminals and build industry partnerships, said Australian prime minister Scott Morrison yesterday. Noting that malicious cyber activity undermines the Read More …

Australian PM says nation under serious state-run ‘cyber attack’ – Microsoft, Citrix, Telerik UI bugs ‘exploited’

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called a snap press conference to reveal that the nation is under cyber-attack by a state-based actor, but the nation’s infosec advice agency says that while the attacker has gained access to some systems Read More …