Today, millions of Optus customers woke up to find that their Optus services weren’t working. Businesses couldn’t process payments, trains in Melbourne had service disruptions, ambulances in Victoria couldn’t call people back if they needed more information. All major hospitals in Victoria were affected by the outage, as were hospitalsContinue Reading

Cybersecurity experts warn Australian businesses are under threat as the nation remains one of the most targeted for ransomware attacks. Threat analysis company Flashpoint ranked Australia eight following 11 ransomware attacks in July, behind the USA and the UK. Flashpoint’s July Cyber Threat Intelligence Index reported businesses worldwide battled aContinue Reading

Senator Jacqui Lambie has unleashed on the Veterans Affairs minister for being “missing in action” over reports veterans’ data was handed to a university without their consent. The Department of Veterans Affairs routinely transferred the medical data of veterans to the University of South Australia for research purposes over twoContinue Reading

Confidential employee information has been exposed in a data breach at Ambulance Victoria (AV). The data in question is the drug and alcohol tests of prospective graduate paramedics collected between May 2017 and October 2018. The documents had become accessible on Ambulance Victoria’s internal intranet. “Since becoming aware, AV hasContinue Reading