The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is investigating Singtel Optus Pty Ltd (Optus) under the Privacy Act 1988.
Melbourne's Eastern Health, which runs a number of healthcare units including the Box Hill and Maroondah Hospitals, says it is slowly recovering from a network attack that it reported last Wednesday.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner was notified of 539 data breaches during the July-December 2020 period, an increase of 5% on the figure of 512 reported during the previous three months.
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has confirmed that it has made inquiries with Blackbaud, an American cloud software firm that was hit by ransomware and ended up paying a ransom to get its data decrypted.
Investigations by Cyber Security NSW into an apparent data breach of scanned NSW driver licences have confirmed a commercial entity is responsible.
Publicly-listed aged care provider Regis Healthcare has been hit by a gang using the Windows Maze ransomware, the company says in a note to the Australian Stock Exchange.
The number of data breaches reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner in the first half of the year has fallen slightly but there has been a rise in ransomware attacks and impersonation attempts.
The latest data breach report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner shows that Australian businesses have learnt nothing from the devastating impacts of breaches in other countries, a cyber security professional says.
Australian and New Zealand enterprises are global leaders in board-level cyber security practice, with cyber security a top priority for organisations in the two markets and with boards taking a more hands-on approach to cyber security.
Businesses that earn the trust of their customers by being responsible stewards of their information will be rewarded with loyalty and positive word-of-mouth recommendations, Mark Perry, the chief technology officer of cloud security firm Ping Identity says.
Global security firm Forcepoint has expressed alarm at the rising number of data breaches that are exposing the data of ordinary Australians to exploitation by malicious attackers.
The latest data breach report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner indicates that organisations which do not use multi-factor authentication for customers, employees and sysadmins are not using a relatively simple method of minimising risk, an IT security industry professional claims.
Only one data breach of 242 reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner in the April-June quarter affected more than a million individuals and up to 10 million, according to the OAIC's quarterly data breach report issued on Tuesday.
Australians will be able to safely share their personal data with trusted service providers once consumer data rights (CDRs) become a reality, the ACCC chair Rod Sims says.
Expectations that Facebook would be hit with anything remotely resembling meaningful fines over the Cambridge Analytica scandal have been dashed, with Britain's Information Commissioner’s Office levying a £500,000 penalty on the company.
A complaint made to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner over Facebook's provision of Australian users' details to now defunct analytics firm Cambridge Analytica could mean a big payout if it succeeds.
Australia's biggest online doctor appointment booking service, HealthEngine, has reported a data breach, saying that personally identifiable information of some users may have been accessed through the company's online Practice Recognition System.
Supermarket group ALDI has become the latest Australian business to suspend the use of its online recruitment system following the data breach at the human resources outfit PageUp People.
Sixty-three data breach notifications have been received by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner since the Australian data breach notification law came into effect on 22 February.
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