10 January 2022
Our timeline shows known cyberattacks in 2021

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Major cyber attacks Australia 2021
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Flag New Zealand15 January 2021
Data theft at Australian financial regulatory authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Sydney, Australia
Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/asic-repor...
Flag AustraliaFebruary 2021
Data theft at the transport authority for New South Wales, Australia
Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Through a vulnerability in file transfer software.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/transport-...
Flag Australia16 March 2021
Ransomware at an Australian hospital operator
Eastern Health, Melbourne, Australia
On March 16, an incident occurred at Eastern Health, which operates several hospitals and facilities in the Melbourne area. Most IT systems were back up and running on April 15, and patient operations returned to normal on April 27.
https://www.easternhealth.org.au/media-e...
Flag AustraliaJuly 2021
Cyber attack at New South Wales school authorities in Australia
NSW Department of Education, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Several systems were shut down following a cyberattack. The incident occurred a few days before the start of school term 3.
https://education.nsw.gov.au/news/media-...
Flag Australia30 August 2021
Cyber attack on a local government area of Melbourne, Australia
City of Stonnington, Melbourne, Australia
Affected is the City of Stonnington, IT systems were shut down.
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/inne...
Flag Australia13 November 2021
Cyber attack on HR software in Australia
Frontier Software Australia, Australia
Among others, the records of at least 38,000 South Australia government employees were stolen.
https://au.frontiersoftware.com/news-and...

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