/ 03 May 2024

Another day, another data breach

cyber crime, data breach

Hundreds of thousands of people in NSW/ACT have been told to get new ID documents after it was revealed at least 17 clubs and pubs have been affected by a data breach. Police have arrested a 46yo Fairfield man over the breach, in which more than one million records were allegedly published on an “unauthorised website”, and reports say he’s expected to be charged with blackmail. Police claim the data included driver’s licences and personal details of senior government figures, including those of NSW Premier Chris Minns. ClubsNSW says IT provider Outabox which is used for front-of-venue sign-in systems is investigating how the “cybersecurity incident” happened. The NSW government is urging venues to “notify patrons” affected as NSW Police investigate. Cyber-security experts say “it’s a little bit Optus all over again” and they’ve criticised the amount of personal data businesses collect.

If you’re concerned your personal info may have been leaked, contact ID Support for help.

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