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The Office of the Australian Data Information Commissioner's quarterly report has revealed that more than 10.5 million Ozzies – about 40 per cent of the lot of them – had their personal data slurped in one single incident in the first three months of 2019.
One specific incident affected "10 000 001 or more" individuals, while another single event hit between "250 000 and 500 000". At least 10.5 million all told had their data slurped. The regulator has also issued its report for the first year of notification requirements, which showed three incidents that affected more than one million people.
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Over the year from April 2018, the Data Information Commissioner (DIC) found human error was responsible for 35 per cent of all breaches, 60 per cent were blamed on malicious or criminal attack and five per cent on systems failure. Figures for the quarter were very similar with 131 breaches blamed on criminal hackers, 75 on human error and nine on systems failure.
The DIC added that 31 per cent of breaches were blamed on sending email to the wrong recipient,...
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