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Hackers gained access South Australian government’s online platform account holders

Exploit: Hacking

mySA Gov: Government Services Platform

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Risk to Business: 1.595 = Extreme

South Australia’s Department for Infrastructure and Transport confirmed that mySA Gov accounts were compromised through a cyber attack. Officials went on to say that the hackers gained access to several mySA Gov accounts that were secured with recycled passwords. The department went on to say that there was no evidence of any unauthorized transactions on the impacted accounts while encouraging users to update their passwords.

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Individual Risk: 1.595 = Extreme

A report from ABC says that 2,601 mySA Gov accounts were accessed in the attack, with 2,008 of them containing registration and licensing information. It is unclear if any information was exfiltrated.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Cybercriminals are always hungry for PII, especially identification card or passport data that can help them commit identity theft.

Source: zdnet