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.

First National Real Estate has job applicant data exposed online

First National Real Estate has job applicant data exposed online

CVs and cover letters published.
Jan 8 2019 3:20PM
German politicians hit by massive data breach

German politicians hit by massive data breach

Obtained through "wrongful use of log-in information".
Jan 5 2019 9:00AM
Vic Govt employee directory accessed by unauthorised party

Vic Govt employee directory accessed by unauthorised party

Impacts about 30,000 staff.
Jan 2 2019 10:59AM
Data breaches rise in My Health Record system

Data breaches rise in My Health Record system

Numbers up year-on-year.
Jan 1 2019 1:54PM
Nova Entertainment suffers data breach

Nova Entertainment suffers data breach

Listener data held on system no longer in regular use.
Dec 29 2018 12:15AM
US advised to adopt Australia's 'archaic' voting system in the age of hacks

US advised to adopt Australia's 'archaic' voting system in the age of hacks

ANU says pencil and paper ballots are better for democracy.
Dec 11 2018 11:29AM
Under Armour says 4 million Aussie accounts in data breach

Under Armour says 4 million Aussie accounts in data breach

Out of 150 million impacted.
Nov 5 2018 12:25PM
Austal faces extortion bid after data breach

Austal faces extortion bid after data breach

Shipbuilder's information accessed and offered for sale.
Nov 1 2018 10:37PM
Australia's data breach numbers steady at 245 in three months

Australia's data breach numbers steady at 245 in three months

Better staff training needed.
Oct 30 2018 10:26AM
British Airways says a further 185k payment cards possibly hit in cyber attack

British Airways says a further 185k payment cards possibly hit in cyber attack

Breach scale increases.
Oct 26 2018 6:59AM
Cathay Pacific breach leaks up to 9.4m passengers' data

Cathay Pacific breach leaks up to 9.4m passengers' data

Unauthorised access known about since May.
Oct 25 2018 10:37AM
Visa to stop Australian online merchants from storing credit card numbers

Visa to stop Australian online merchants from storing credit card numbers

Store checkouts to be issued with tokens to thwart breaches.
Oct 17 2018 6:58AM
NATO cyber command grapples with attack rules

NATO cyber command grapples with attack rules

Struggles with ground rules for attacks.
Oct 17 2018 6:39AM
Google+ social network killed after data leak bug found

Google+ social network killed after data leak bug found

Up to half a million accounts potentially affected.
Oct 9 2018 5:41AM
Uber to pay US$148 million to settle data breach cover-up with US states

Uber to pay US$148 million to settle data breach cover-up with US states

Biggest breach payout ever.
Sep 27 2018 6:58AM
Thousands affected in Perth Mint data breach revision

Thousands affected in Perth Mint data breach revision

Bullion traders targeted.
Sep 18 2018 12:10PM
British Airways suffers massive payment data breach

British Airways suffers massive payment data breach

Data from 380,000 payments stolen over a fortnight.
Sep 7 2018 6:32AM
Australian staffing agency leaked employee details online, says security company

Australian staffing agency leaked employee details online, says security company

Hundreds of workers' details revealed, including detailed medical data.
Aug 29 2018 9:50AM
ABBYY 'temporary data breach' exposed 200,000 scanned docs

ABBYY 'temporary data breach' exposed 200,000 scanned docs

Database left open to internet.
Aug 28 2018 2:40PM
Reddit IT admin accounts compromised in site hack

Reddit IT admin accounts compromised in site hack

Attackers access old backup file, internal systems.
Aug 2 2018 8:28AM

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