Intelligent CISO Issue 55 - Page 25

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AUSTRALIA
Following the news that Medibank , Australia ’ s biggest health insurer , became victim of a data breach , the organisation has provided an update .
In a recent statement , it confirmed that it has successfully taken offline its ahm and international policy systems and its data , and is now in the process of methodically restarting its systems .
The statement continued : ‘ The work we have done continues to show no evidence that customer data has been accessed , however , our investigation is ongoing .
‘ We have begun the process of contacting our customers and our focus remains on ensuring the ongoing security of our customers , employees and stakeholders and the continued delivery of Medibank services . Our highest priority remains resolving this matter transparently and as quickly as possible ’.

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UK
The UK Information Commissioner has warned that companies are leaving themselves open to cyberattack by ignoring crucial measures like updating software and training staff .
The warning comes as the Information Commissioner ’ s Office ( ICO ) issued a fine of £ 4,400,000 to Interserve Group Ltd , a Berkshire based construction company , for failing to keep personal information of its staff secure . This is a breach of data protection law .
The ICO found that the company failed to put appropriate security measures in place to prevent a cyberattack , which enabled hackers to access the personal data of up to 113,000 employees through a phishing email . www . intelligentciso . com
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