Monday, January 14, 2019

Australia - Victorian Government

Australia - Victorian Government 
Exploit: Phishing attack on government employee directory.
Victorian Government: State government of Victoria.
correct severe gauge
Risk to Small Business: 2.333 = SevereEven though the stolen directory included work details for 30,000 government employees, the list only contained work emails, job titles, work phone numbers, and in some cases, mobile phone numbers. However, there is the possibility that public servants who were compromised may feel exposed and choose to leave, causing employee turnover.

correct moderate gauge
Individual Risk: 2.714 = ModeratePayment and banking information was not compromised, but the compromised information can still be manipulated by hackers to orchestrate future phishing, spam, and social engineering attacks. Those who were affected should remain vigilant in order to protect themselves.
Customers Impacted: 30,000 government employees.
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ BusinessFollowing last week’s coverage of the Nova Entertainment compromiseit is clear that data breach notifications are piling up in Australia after the introduction of the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. Businesses and consumers alike are beginning to realize the magnitude of breaches that are seemingly benign but can be leveraged to execute complex cybercrime.
ID Agent to the RescueDark Web ID by ID Agent can help proactively monitor stolen employee and customer data, mitigating losses from this breach type. Learn more at: https://www.idagent.com/dark-web/.
Risk Levels:1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk*The risk score is calculated using a formula that takes into account a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.

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