Personal Details Of Nearly 200,000 New South Wales Residents Exposed In Cyber Security Breach

More than 180,000 New South Wales residents in Australia are believed to have been caught up in a major cyber security breach after a state government department was compromised earlier this year, according to ABC NewsABC News. This breach was reported in May but today it confirms number of people affected by the breach. Expert below reacted on this new.

Experts Comments

September 07, 2020
Jake Moore
Cybersecurity Specialist
ESET
It’s an interesting move to inform those affected by the attack by post, but this is likely to make sure that any further digital communication can’t be compromised. However, it still took the NSW residents months to be notified of the true extent of the breach, potentially making it easier for threat actors to pursue further cyberattacks. It is vital that those affected by a breach are warned at the earliest opportunity – and not put on the backburner simply to save face. Every day that.....Read More
It’s an interesting move to inform those affected by the attack by post, but this is likely to make sure that any further digital communication can’t be compromised. However, it still took the NSW residents months to be notified of the true extent of the breach, potentially making it easier for threat actors to pursue further cyberattacks. It is vital that those affected by a breach are warned at the earliest opportunity – and not put on the backburner simply to save face. Every day that personal details are up for grabs on the internet makes it easier for additional accounts – or even identities – to be compromised.  Read Less
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