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.

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
Cyber attacks rise in Australia's data breach numbers

Cyber attacks rise in Australia's data breach numbers

Health sector continues to have most incidents.
Jul 31 2018 7:08AM
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

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