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.

Uber ex-security chief must face fraud charges

Uber ex-security chief must face fraud charges

Accused of hacking cover up.
Jun 29 2022 11:50AM
Qld gov proposes mandatory data breach reporting for agencies

Qld gov proposes mandatory data breach reporting for agencies

Asks for feedback on state-based scheme.
Jun 24 2022 5:35PM
Canada wants companies to report cyber attacks

Canada wants companies to report cyber attacks

Critical infrastructure owners must fortify their defences.
Jun 15 2022 6:34AM
Law firm mulls class action over NDIS software provider data breach

Law firm mulls class action over NDIS software provider data breach

Centennial Lawyers starts preliminary investigations.
Jun 7 2022 11:42AM
NDIS case management system provider breached

NDIS case management system provider breached

Updated: "Large volume" of sensitive health data exposed.
May 31 2022 5:28PM
50k customers caught up in Spirit Super phishing attack

50k customers caught up in Spirit Super phishing attack

Data possibly compromised after attacker overcame MFA.
May 30 2022 11:20AM
Victorians lost $31.9 million to business email compromise in 2021

Victorians lost $31.9 million to business email compromise in 2021

VPNs cooperating with Victoria Police Cybercrime Squad.
May 9 2022 6:35AM
Federal Court puts cyber security onus on financial services firms

Federal Court puts cyber security onus on financial services firms

RI Advice to pay $750,000 and secure its systems.
May 5 2022 1:00PM
US says advanced hackers can hijack critical infrastructure

US says advanced hackers can hijack critical infrastructure

Equipment from Omron, Schneider must be patched.
Apr 14 2022 6:36AM
US and European partners take down hacker website RaidForums

US and European partners take down hacker website RaidForums

Data market takedown nets site's founder.
Apr 13 2022 6:31AM
British police probing hackers Lapsus$ say 2 teenagers charged

British police probing hackers Lapsus$ say 2 teenagers charged

Following arrest of seven teens last month.
Apr 4 2022 6:35AM
Second critical infrastructure cyber security bill passes parliament

Second critical infrastructure cyber security bill passes parliament

Protecting ‘systems of national significance’.
Apr 1 2022 12:00PM
FBI says Russian hackers scanning US energy systems

FBI says Russian hackers scanning US energy systems

State-sponsored hacking a "current" threat to American national security.
Mar 30 2022 12:10PM
Lapsus$ hackers exploited Okta supplier's security lapses

Lapsus$ hackers exploited Okta supplier's security lapses

Allegedly found spreadsheet with login credentials.
Mar 29 2022 3:13PM
US unveils charges against four Russian officials over 2012, 2018 hacks

US unveils charges against four Russian officials over 2012, 2018 hacks

Energy sector targeted in 135 countries.
Mar 25 2022 10:53AM
'Single account' compromise led to Microsoft's Lapsus$ code leak

'Single account' compromise led to Microsoft's Lapsus$ code leak

Attackers were interrupted mid-operation.
Mar 24 2022 10:59AM
Okta investigates possible data breach

Okta investigates possible data breach

May relate to third-party customer support engineer targeted in January.
Mar 23 2022 7:08AM
US warns of newly found advanced Chinese backdoor

US warns of newly found advanced Chinese backdoor

Daxin malware escaped public attention for over a decade.
Mar 1 2022 9:23AM
Toyota suspends domestic factory operations after suspected cyber attack

Toyota suspends domestic factory operations after suspected cyber attack

13,000 vehicles held up after supplier hacked.
Mar 1 2022 6:50AM
Australian gov data breach numbers slip out of public view

Australian gov data breach numbers slip out of public view

In latest OAIC report.
Feb 22 2022 1:26PM

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