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Australia’s Largest Bank Lost The Personal Financial Histories Of 12 Million Customers.

May 2, 2018

The Commonwealth Bank lost the personal financial histories of 12 million customers, and chose not to reveal the breach to consumers, in one of the largest financial services privacy breaches ever to occur in Australia.

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Mandatory data breach reporting starts for small business.

February 20, 2018

More than half of Australian small business owners are blissfully unaware that new laws around mandatory reporting of data breaches that come into play on Thursday could attract crippling fines, research shows.

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Defence Force hacked: Top secret technical information stolen.

October 12, 2017

AN INVESTIGATION into an Australian Defence Force hack has revealed almost anybody could have penetrated its securtiy due to a simple password fail.

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Australia finally has mandatory data breach notification.

February 13, 2017

Australia will have a mandatory data breach notification scheme in place within the year after several aborted attempts, following the passage of legislation through the senate today. Read more…

Mumbai cyber security breach a case of ‘buyer beware’, former spy boss warns.

November 17, 2016

Australia’s former top spy has warned companies doing business with foreign call centres and data storage providers to do their homework before sending sensitive information offshore.

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Cyber attacks could cost the Aussie economy $16 billion.

November 3, 2016

Cyber breaches and attacks in major Australian cities could cost the economy up to US$16 billion, according to Lloyd’s, the world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market.

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Australian companies ‘open to cyber crime’.

February 1, 2016

Australian companies could risk becoming “low-hanging fruit” for cyber criminals due to a lack of education and an unwillingness to properly deal with threats.

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Delayed Australian data breach notification bill lands.

December 4, 2015

Australians will be informed of certain breaches of their personal information under new laws being proposed

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Bureau of Meteorology computers breached, ABC reports.

December 2, 2015

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology has reportedly had its computer systems breached.

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Unrelenting cyber threats rising.

July 29, 2015

The first report from the Australian Cyber Security Centre warns of increasing cybercrime threats that are becoming more difficult to defend.

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This is how much data breaches are costing.

May 28, 2015

The cost of data breaches is rising for companies around the world as sophisticated thieves target valuable financial and medical records, according to a new study.

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Transport for London (TfL) has adopted ultra-secure USB flash drives

March 11, 2015

To ensure that its data is protected in the event of the loss or theft of portable devices. DatAshur USB flash drives will now be used as standard by TfL staff for transporting data on the move

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Survey probes data security in education sector.

February 6, 2015

A study from iStorage shows that lack of encryption on portable storage devices is putting sensitive education sector data at risk from exposure

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74,000 Data Records Breached on Stolen Coca-Cola Laptops.

January 27, 2014
Coca-cola admitted Friday to the theft of an unspecified number of laptops containing personal information on 74,000 individuals

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