Tag Archives: Privacy Act

[Data Breach] – eBay – May 2014


May 22, 2014

Official Announcement from eBay: http://www.ebayinc.com/in_the_news/story/ebay-inc-ask-ebay-users-change-passwords

“eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) said beginning later today it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. After conducting extensive tests on its networks, the company said it has no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats. However, changing passwords is a best practice and will help enhance security for eBay users.” Read more:

Further info: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2014/05/21/ebay-suffers-massive-security-breach-all-users-must-their-change-passwords/

[Data Breach] – Telstra – May 2013


March 11, 2014

Originally published: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/374722,telstra-breached-privacy-act-by-exposing-user-data.aspx
By Allie Coyne on Mar 11, 2014 10:32 AM

One day before new privacy laws take effect.

Telstra has been forced to pay $10,200 after being found to have breached the Australian Privacy Act by inadvertently exposing the details of over 15,000 customers online.

In May last year the personal information of 15,775 Telstra customers, detailed on internal Telstra spreadsheets, were discovered to be publicly accessible through a Google search.

The data included customer names, telephone numbers and in some cases addresses. It also included 1257 silent line customers. Continue reading