Cyber and Privacy Update 22 Mar 2019

Developments in the world of cyber and privacy

Friday 22 March 2019  

Aluminium producer Hydro hit by cyber-attack, shuts some plants
Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest producers of aluminium, was battling on Tuesday to contain a cyber-attack which hit parts of its production, sending its shares lower and aluminium prices higher. For some in the industry this is vaguely reminiscent of the Stuxnet attack, by way of both being cyber-attacks that led to physical damage. 

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AMP contractor gets community service for data theft
Former AMP employee Yi Zheng was motivated by “greed” and inspired by a TV series based on the “dark web” when he attempted to steal customer data from the listed wealth giant, his lawyer told the Downing Centre Local Court this week. According to police, Zheng downloaded identity documents, including driver's licences and passport photos, belonging to 23 customers while working at AMP's Kent Street office in Sydney in October. Another example of people risk to organisations, whether it be accidental or intentional acts. 

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CBA assures itself of LandMark White's post-breach infosec
In the first bit of good news for the embattled valuer, CBA has reinstated LandMark White as an option to conduct residential property valuations, after the institution assured itself of the valuer’s information security following a data breach in January. LMW noted they expect other lenders will shortly follow suit, the group remains in a trading halt. 

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Round 4 — Hacker Puts 26 Million New Accounts Up For Sale On Dark Web
A hacker who was selling details of nearly 890 million online accounts stolen from 32 popular websites in three separate rounds has now put up a fourth batch of millions of records originating from 6 other sites for sale on the dark web. The Pakistani hacker, who goes by online alias Gnosticplayers previously claimed to have hacked dozens of popular websites from companies which, according to him, probably had no idea that they were compromised. It would be well worth everyone checking their emails on 

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