Data breaches Data breaches

Technology is getting smarter, but hackers are still stealing data through basic web application flaws. Even sophisticated attacks exploit a series of basic security oversights. In this topic page, we keep tabs on some of the most prominent breaches and discuss how you can avoid being a statistic.

Timehop data breach impacts 21 million users

Timehop data breach impacts 21 million users

Cloud environment hacked.
Jul 10 2018 7:00AM
Airtasker caught up in Typeform data breach

Airtasker caught up in Typeform data breach

Advises 'small amount' of data may be impacted.
Jul 4 2018 11:41AM
Bakers Delight warns comp entrants after Typeform breach

Bakers Delight warns comp entrants after Typeform breach

As other Australian users seek assurances.
Jul 4 2018 6:50AM
Tasmanian voters caught in data breach

Tasmanian voters caught in data breach

Express vote applicants impacted.
Jul 2 2018 8:39AM
HealthEngine reveals data breach

HealthEngine reveals data breach

Patient feedback information 'may' have been accessed.
Jun 29 2018 4:51PM
PageUp People revises data impacted by breach

PageUp People revises data impacted by breach

Uncovers ‘very small amount’ of clear text password data.
Jun 18 2018 7:16AM
PageUp People all but confirms personal data 'accessed'

PageUp People all but confirms personal data 'accessed'

Implores customers to start using its services again.
Jun 12 2018 10:20AM
Uber revises bug bounty policies after 2016 data breach

Uber revises bug bounty policies after 2016 data breach

Clarifies how it will treat and reward infosec researchers.
Apr 27 2018 10:00AM
NSW govt opposes mandatory data breach reporting

NSW govt opposes mandatory data breach reporting

But will review voluntary scheme.
Apr 13 2018 11:08AM
Uber CISO admits 'no justification' for hiding data breach

Uber CISO admits 'no justification' for hiding data breach

Senators slam firm for cover-up of hack affecting 57 million people.
Feb 8 2018 6:12AM
GoGet reveals data breach as police arrest alleged hacker

GoGet reveals data breach as police arrest alleged hacker

Customer data accessed.
Jan 31 2018 6:57AM
Immigration's data breach victims could be compensated

Immigration's data breach victims could be compensated

OAIC asks those affected to provide info.
Jan 24 2018 11:25AM
ASIC takes aim at anonymisation

ASIC takes aim at anonymisation

Hindering investigations.
Jan 23 2018 6:30AM
US Homeland Security sheds light on data breach

US Homeland Security sheds light on data breach

Follows leaked documents late last year.
Jan 4 2018 12:49PM
Parker chatbot can tell you if you need to report a data breach

Parker chatbot can tell you if you need to report a data breach

Norton Rose Fulbright prepares for new law.
Dec 13 2017 11:55AM
NSW govt agencies could be forced to report data breaches

NSW govt agencies could be forced to report data breaches

Labor introduces bill.
Nov 17 2017 10:58AM
NSA staffer's backdoored computer may have leaked secrets

NSA staffer's backdoored computer may have leaked secrets

Kaspersky report refutes allegations it helped Russia.
Nov 17 2017 6:40AM
Equifax takes down web page after new compromise

Equifax takes down web page after new compromise

Redirected to fake Adobe Flash update.
Oct 13 2017 6:28AM
Mass hack confirmed at comments plugin Disqus

Mass hack confirmed at comments plugin Disqus

Information taken dates back to 2007.
Oct 9 2017 4:45AM
Equifax CEO follows top IT execs out the door

Equifax CEO follows top IT execs out the door

Latest casualty after massive data breach.
Sep 27 2017 1:17AM

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