Microsoft has admitted to a security gaffe that led to more than 250m customer support records dating back to 2005 being inadvertently exposed online.
A massive trove of around 4 billion customer records has been found online sitting on an unsecured server.
Privacy complaints to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner grew to 3306 during the last financial year.
Facebook has confirmed reports that a public server containing hundreds of millions of user phone numbers has been discovered online.
Malicious attacks accounted for 62% of data breach notifications reported in the June quarter, with human error the cause of a further 34%.
OVIC has found Public Transport Victoria to be in breach of the state's Privacy Act by publicly releasing travel records for 15.2m myki cards.
A US woman has been charged with illegally accessing information on around 106 million customers of North American bank holding company Capital One.
US credit rating agency Equifax has agreed to pay at least $818m in customer compensation and penalties over the company's massive 2017 data breach.
Google has confirmed contractors listen to and transcribe snippets of audio recorded by Google Assistant after a reviewer leaked over 1000 recordings.
The study, which was done as part of a larger body of work, looked at the public's security concerns and how they've changed over time.
The UK's ICO is proposing to fine hotel chain Marriott International $178m over a massive data breach that went undetected for more than four years.
The UK Information Commissioner's Office has proposed to issue British Airways a nearly $330m fine, in what would be the largest GDPR penalty imposed to date.
The Australian Catholic University has revealed that some staff email accounts and university systems were compromised in a phishing attack-based data breach.
An audit of 10 NSW universities identified a number of IT internal control deficiencies that are leaving the institutions at risk of cyber attack.
Intelligence officials reportedly consider China to be the key suspect in the ANU data breach, but a security expert has warned against premature attribution.