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Au: Charges over Victoria Police data breach

AAP reports: A Victorian police officer has been charged after he allegedly accessed and passed on police information. The 45-year-old male officer, from the Eastern Region, has been charged with accessing police information, disclosing police information, and intentionally communicating protected information. Read more at The West Australian.

Former Ubiquiti employee charged with hacking and extorting company

Catalin Cimpanu reports: An Oregon man and a former employee of Ubiquiti Networks was arrested and charged today with hacking the company’s servers, stealing gigabytes of information, and then attempting to extort his employer for $2 million when Ubiquiti began investigating the breach. The suspect, arraigned in a courtroom earlier today, was identified as Nickolas...

NZ: OPC finds leading cause of privacy breaches is human error

Catherine Knowles reports: Human error is the leading cause of serious privacy breaches, according to a new report released today by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC). Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says, “We are seeing clear patterns emerging since mandatory reporting of serious privacy breaches came into effect with the Privacy Act 2020...

Huntington Hospital discloses insider criminal breach after law enforcement lifts delay on notice

Huntington Hospital in New York has disclosed an insider-wrongdoing incident that occurred between October 2018 and February 2019.  Although they determined in February, 2019 that  the now-former employee was engaging in unauthorized access to patient records, and suspended the employee (and eventually terminated the employment), they were asked to delay notification to those impacted...