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Viewing entries tagged with 'data breach'

Breach case 3: Catches win matches Neil Sanson
7 April 2017

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A recent data breach provided an example of how it is sometimes possible to catch a breach as it is happening and avert potential harm.

Breach case 2: Don't bite when a phisher calls Neil Sanson
20 March 2017

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A recent data breach involved a deliberate email phishing* attack on an industry organisation. The email purported to come from the chief executive and requested a copy of the membership list (names and email addresses).

Beware the phishers Charles Mabbett
9 February 2017

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The salutation on the email simply said “Hi”. It arrived at 4.36am on a public holiday in the inbox of a public facing email address, and it appeared to have been sent from a personal email address belonging to the organisation’s chief executive.

Breach case 1: Name your documents clearly Neil Sanson
8 February 2017

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It is so easy to send the wrong attachment with an email, especially if the documents you are selecting to attach are not clearly and distinctly named. We see this type of breach fairly regularly so we thought we’d highlight it in this post.

Ashley Madison saga gets its enforcement postscript Charles Mabbett
20 December 2016

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The Ashley Madison data breach had its enforcement postscript this month, with the dating website’s parent company agreeing to settle with privacy authorities by paying $US1.6 million.

Shaping up: Privacy practitioner fitness Annabel Fordham
28 November 2016

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The Privacy Summit 2016 – Trust in Privacy, held the other week in Sydney (14-15 November), is the annual gathering for iappANZ members (International Association of Privacy Professionals – Australia & New Zealand) and other privacy practitioners, academics and regulators.

Nurses data breach: what happened and how to get help Charles Mabbett
2 November 2016

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If you’re one of the thousands of New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) members whose names and email addresses were accidentally disclosed to a criminal third party, you might be wondering what you can do about it. The first thing you need to do is to try and understand what happened and what the risks are to you.

Fancy Bears hack shows spear phishing threat Charles Mabbett
7 October 2016

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Nobody likes their health information being made public. But for Olympic athletes, this has become an occupational hazard as allegations of cheating and the use of performance-enhancing drugs are exchanged between those found to be guilty and those who are clean.