Cyber attacks continue to blight the nation, with new findings revealing that MyGov, NDIS and Australian Tax Office details have been secured by hackers and sold online.
As discovered through an investigation by the ABC, MyGov, ATO, and National Disability Insurance Scheme details have been circulated online, suggesting that the current cyber climate in Australia is set to worsen.
The ABC, who have concluded from the new findings that the Medibank and Optus hacks are just the “tip of the iceberg”, revealed that many of those affected were not sufficiently notified by hacked companies that their data had been jeopardised, with many only made aware when contacted by the ABC.
For example, a cyber attack on CTARS, a company offering cloud-based client management to the NDIS, saw 9,800 individuals have their information stolen. While the National Disability Insurance Agency stated that everyone affected had been informed.
However, the ABC spoke with 20 of those affected, only one of which had been notified after finding a letter in her junk mail.