Australia: Data of 186,000 customers leaked in Service NSW cyber attack

Service NSW has confirmed that the personal data of 186,000 customers and staff were leaked after a cyber attack earlier this year, in which 47 employees had their email accounts compromised.

A four-month investigation, which began in April, concluded that roughly 3.8 million documents had to be analysed to assess the severity of any possible breaches.

“This rigorous first step surfaced about 500,000 documents which referenced personal information,” Service NSW chief executive Damon Rees said.

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Source: The Sydney Morning Herald