AusPrivacy #7

AusPrivacy #7
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MediSecure data up for sale, PM on board for raising the social media age to 16, more breaches, and the funniest article I'd read in weeks about AI being not ready for prime time unless you like glue in your pizza sauce.

I've limited time this week, so this is the only article I'm offering my 2 cents on and I cannot stop laughing. I really can't wait to see what else pops up over time. This is dangerous and shouldn't be available.

Google Is Paying Reddit $60 Million for Fucksmith to Tell Its Users to Eat Glue
“You can also add about 1/8 cup of non-toxic glue to the sauce to give it more tackiness.”
Exclusive: Stolen MediSecure data posted for sale on Russian hacking forum
A week after the e-prescription service revealed it was hacked, more than six terabytes of patient data, consisting of over 50 million rows, is allegedly up for sale.
Sydney investment firm suffers alleged data breach affecting more than 400k customers
Names, addresses, and investment details belonging to XM Group customers were allegedly posted to a clear web hacking forum.
Federal gov reports 14 ransomware attacks last year
Stats release digs into sometimes-hidden government numbers.
Western Sydney Uni discloses January “IT network” breach
Around 7500 people impacted.
OAIC releases statement on MediSecure data breach
The Australian privacy commissioner’s current focus is on “ensuring that affected individuals are appropriately informed”.
Anthony Albanese backs campaign to ban children under 16 from social media
PM endorses campaign calling for minimum age to be raised from 13, saying impact of platforms can be ‘devastating’
AEC says it does not have legal powers to stop candidates using AI deepfakes in election campaigns - ABC News
The Australian Electoral Commission says it has limited scope to protect voters from deepfake videos and phone calls imitating politicians in upcoming elections.
Nissan A/NZ’s outsourced cyber incident call centre breached
Car maker had contracted OracleCMS to operate the service.
iTWire - ACMA takes Optus to court over 2022 breach
Singtel Optus has been taken to court by the Australian Media and Communications Authority over the September 2022 attack on its systems that had an impact on nearly nine million customers. ACMA has alleged Optus "failed to protect" its customers' personal information from unauthorised i…
Aussie printing company suffers alleged 300Gb data breach
Data extortion group Ransom House has listed printing company Advance Press on its dark web leak site, claiming to have stolen company data.
Social media company X loses key fight in court - ABC listen
X the social media company X, formerly Twitter, has lost a key fight over whether it’s legally responsible for its activities in Australia.

You should also check out the older article about privacy in cars. It's not a fun read...

*Privacy Not Included: A Buyer’s Guide for Connected Products
Your money or your privacy? In 2024, most dating apps want both. And there’s still no guarantee your sensitive information will be kept safe.