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Industry News: ESG5

Home Loan Details of 100,000 Customers Hacked in Major Data Breach

2019-02-12

TheSydneyMorningHerald: The nation's biggest banks are scrambling to contact up to 100,000 customers who may have been caught up in a major data breach at property valuation firm, LandMark White. The breach, which LandMark White first revealed late on Friday, could include property valuations and personal contact information of home owners, residents, and property agents, including first and last names, residential addresses and contact numbers...

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Cybercrime Skyrockets in NSW as Murders and Robberies Fall

2019-02-10

ABCAustralia: In the first three months of 2017, the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) received 11,775 reports, and the number increased to 14,189 at the start of 2018 — a rise of around 20 per cent. The reporting of cybercrime to police led to Katherine Nguyen, 23, becoming the first person in Australia to be charged over the alleged theft of crypto-currency last October...

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‘Abuse of Trust’: Former AMP Worker Pleads Guilty to Downloading Customers’ Personal Data

2019-02-07

SydneyMorningHerald: A former AMP contract worker who tried to install a dark web browser on his work laptop after downloading personal identification of 20 customers has pleaded guilty to taking the sensitive data from the financial services company. The Chinese national faced the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday, charged with possessing identification information with the intention of committing and facilitating the commission of an indictable offence...

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Emergency Text and Email Service Hacked, Thousands Receive Warning Messages About Their Personal Data

 2019-01-07

ABC (Australia): A hacker has been able to send messages via text, email, and landline to tens of thousands of people across Australia after an emergency warning alert service, used by councils, was hacked. The message sent from the Early Warning Network on Friday night warned "EWN has been hacked. Your personal data is not safe. Trying to fix the security issues"...

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