2019’s First Data Breach: It Took Less than 24 Hours

The first data breach of 2019 was reported less than 24 hours into the New Year. The details of an estimated 30,000 Australian civil servants were stolen when a directory was downloaded by an unauthorised third party – believed to have phished the email address of a government employee in the state of Victoria.

The Victoria Premier’s Department said it had referred the breach to police, the Australian Cyber Security Centre and the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner, Australia’s ABC network reported.

Read more about the first data breach of 2019 on CBR.