May 3, 2018 27
The Commonwealth Bank would have been forced to disclose its mammoth data breach if the government had fulfilled its promise of requiring companies to report breaches. But instead the government took three years to do it.
April 23, 2018
Good morning, early birds. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten demands compensation for victims of the banks. Plus, the shocking rate of data breaches against Australians' health records. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
February 9, 2018 2
Emails exclusively obtained by Crikey via FOI have revealed that the Department of Social Services initially decided to hide last year's data breach from affected employees.
October 10, 2017
Erstwhile prime minister and globetrotting guest lecturer Tony Abbott has extolled the benefits of climate change at a gathering of "climate sceptics". Plus, the government has admitted a national security contractor was hacked last year. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
July 31, 2017 6
The Australian Federal Police told the Commonwealth Ombudsman that, oops, that law change they lobbied for had not been communicated to a police officer.
July 5, 2017 6
Medicare breach wasn't a cyber attack but "traditional criminal activity", according to Human Services Minister Alan Tudge.
April 4, 2017
Qantas revealed full passenger names and frequent flyer numbers to a passenger flying in Western Australia last week.
February 8, 2017 1
The government seems more keen to punish researchers trying to do the right thing than punishing businesses for failing to keep data secure.
December 17, 2015 1
A debt collector who tried to outsource his or her own job published the personal information of more than 30,000 mostly former Optus customers online.
December 15, 2015 3
Whoopsies. Turns out you can't just hand out people's personal information just because you don't really want to be bothered with doing your job.
February 19, 2014 31
Scott Morrison has compounded a serious data breach by the Department of Immigration by providing the location of documents that reveal personal information on asylum seekers.