Security Breach – 5 Aug 2022

It’s been a wild year in cybercrime, and it’s not slowing down.

Security Breach – 5 Aug 2022

It’s been a wild year in cybercrime, and it’s not slowing down. Are you ready for what’s next?  Our Partner, ID Agent has produced an annual cybercrime report, packed with data and analysis that can help you create a strong defensive strategy to keep organisations safe today and tomorrow.

Things that they explore in this report

  • The biggest trends that influenced cybercrime in 2021
  • The growth and change in cyber threats like nation-state cybercrime and ransomware
  • The challenges that IT professionals will face in 2022 and beyond
  • How to defend against a rising tide of cybercrime effectively and affordably

 

Recent Breaches

Australia – Perth Festival, Black Swan Theatre

Exploit: Hacking

Risk to Business: Severe: Western Australia’s biggest arts organisations, including the Perth Festival, Black Swan State Theatre Company, the WA ballet and WA opera have been subject to a massive data breach that has compromised customers’ personal information. Customers received an email from the Arts and Culture Trust saying third-party software used by the companies had been hacked.

Risk to Exploited Individuals: Medium: The data impacted in this incident does not include sensitive personal information like credit card numbers or government identification numbers. However email addresses have been compromised, so expecting phishing emails as a result.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

Australia – University of Western Australia

Exploit: Hacking

Risk to Business: Severe:  Western Australia University (WAU) has acknowledged being hit by a data breach, in which the private data of current and former students was accessed. The police were alerted, and financial information was not obtained; rather, information that could be used to create identity theft or even extortion was taken. WA police have enlisted the help of the special digital forensics squad after the data breach at the University of Western Australia.

A staff member’s username and password was ‘hacked’ and used to access information held by a third-party provider on 10 July 2022 at Deakin University and information was also accessed via the university’s software.

Risk to Exploited Individuals: Medium: The data impacted in this incident does not include sensitive personal information like credit card numbers or government identification numbers. However email addresses have been compromised, so expecting phishing emails as a result.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

Talk to a TCT team member today about implementing cyber security and phishing training plan for your staff.

Robert Brown
5/08/2022

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