The Complete List of

Data Breaches In Australia
For 2018, 2019 and 2020

Each year in Australia there are thousands of cyber breaches to businesses. While most of these breaches affect smaller businesses, occasionally there are “major” cyber breaches that impact large organisations and a huge number of people.

For Australian businesses, knowing how these cyber breaches occurred can help them protect their own data by ensuring they don’t allow the same thing happen to them. Below, we’ve listed the major cyber breaches in Australia that have had the biggest impact on the largest number of people.

What Is A Data Breach?

A data breach occurs when confidential, private, or other sensitive information is accessed without authorisation or is lost. A data breach can occur accidentally, or as a result of a deliberate attack.

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The 2020

Data Breach
Notifications in Australia

Prestige Software – November 2020

Blackbaud – November 2020

Nitro PDF – October 2020

Spotless – October 2020

DFAT – September 2020

CloudBees CodeShip – September 2020

Scouts Victoria – September 2020

Activision – September 2020

University of Tasmania – September 2020

Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron – September 2020

Zhenhua Data – September 2020

Telmate – September 2020

K7Maths – September 2020

Transport for NSW – August 2020

Freepik – August 2020

Tik Tok, Instagram & YouTube – August 2020

RI Advice Group – August 2020

Canon – August 2020

ACT Public Schools – August 2020

Visa Europe Ltd – August 2020

Carnival Corporation – August 2020

Intel – August 2020

Australian Universities – August 2020

Instacart – July 2020

Garmin – July 2020

City of Darwin – July 2020

WA Department of Health – July 2020

VPN – July 2020

Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Scheme – June 2020

TikTok – June 2020

Twitter – June 2020

Google Chrome – June 2020

Australia – June 2020

Fisher & Paykel – June 2020

Avon – June 2020

Lion – June 2020

Noni B – June 2020

Babylon Health – June 2020

Joomla – June 2020

AFL Fan Website – May 2020

IN SPORT – May 2020

My Health Record – May 2020

Service NSW – May 2020

BlueScope Steel – May 2020

GoDaddy – May 2020

WA Police Force – April 2020

Optus – April 2020

Facebook – April 2020

Apple – April 2020

Zoom – April 2020

Marriott – April 2020

Federal Court – March 2020

Houseparty – March 2020

Chubb – March 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line – March 2020

Microsoft Teams and Zoom – March 2020

Henning Harders – March 2020

Melbourne TAFE – March 2020

Australian Department of Defence – March 2020

Nord VPN – March 2020

Alinta Energy – March 2020

Clearview AI – February 2020

Talman – February 2020

Samsung – February 2020

MGM – February 2020

Slickwraps – February 2020

Smartwatch – February 2020

Toll – February 2020

Yarra Trams – February 2020

Perth Mint – January 2020

Microsoft – January 2020

LabCorp – January 2020

I.M.L. SLU, the parent company of ImLive and PussyCash – January 2020

P&N Bank – January 2020

Travelex – January 2020

Amazon – January 2020

Wyze – January 2020

  • How To Protect Your Wyze Account After The Recent Data Breach – A recent security breach has leaked the information of over 2.4 million Wyze security camera users. The compromised database was left unsecured and publically accessible, and it appears that the information was being collected and stored by the Alibaba cloud computing company in China.

The 2019

Data Breach
Notifications in Australia

Plenty of Fish (PoF) – December 2019

Primus Realty – December 2019

Amazon Ring – December 2019

Vistaprint – December 2019

  • 800 Australians in Vistaprint data breach – Web-to-print giant Vistaprint has discovered around 800 of its Australian customers were on the online data breach first revealed in an Australia-exclusive by Print21 last week, and at the time thought to not include any local customers.

Monash IVF Group – December 2019

ANU – November 2019

Nord VPN Breach – November 2019

AIS, Sport Australia – November 2019

ZoneAlarm – November 2019

Monash IVF Group – November 2019

NSW Labor Headquarters – November 2019

Adobe – October 2019

GET – October 2019

Google – October 2019

Optus – October 2019

Sydney IT Contractor – October 2019

Victorian Hospitals – October 2019

Zynga – October 2019

DoorDash – September 2019

Get – September 2019

TGI Fridays – September 2019

Web.com – August 2019

Imperva – August 2019

PAY ID – August 2019

BUPA – Sonic HealthPlus (SHP) – August 2019

Myki – August 2019

TAFE NSW – August 2019

Cloud Union – New Zealand – August 2019

Air New Zealand – August 2019

Neoclinical – August 2019

Sephora – July 2019

AAMC Loss Assessor – July 2019

NAB – July 2019

Equifax – July 2019

MYOB – July 2019

Commonwealth Bank – July 2019

British Airways – July 2019

Queensland Health – July 2019

MEGT & Ability English – July 2019

Insurance House – June 2019

GeelongPort – June 2019

Nagle Catholic College WA – June 2019

Specsavers Qld – June 2019

Symantec – June 2019

Australian Catholic University – June 2019

Revenue NSW – June 2019

Australian National University – June 2019

Microsoft – May 2019

Princess Polly – May 2019

Canva – May 2019

Instagram – May 2019

CCH software – May 2019

Binance – May 2019

Twitter – May 2019

WhatsApp – May 2019

WPA3 Dragonfly – April 2019

Wipro – April 2019

Speedrun.com – April 2019

Australia Post – March 2019

ASUS – March 2019

Bank of Queensland – March 2019

Kathmandu – March 2019

Citrix – March 2019

Melbourne Hospital – February 2019

CoffeeMeetsBagel – February 2019

9Honey – February 2019

Toyota Australia – February 2019

AMP – February 2019

LandMark White – February 2019

Department of Parliamentary Services – February 2019

Bunnings – February 2019

Facebook – January 2019

Global Hacking Scare – January 2019

SkoolBag – January 2019

Optus – January 2019

Collection #1 – January 2019

Fisheries Queensland – January 2019

First National Real Estate – January 2019

Department of Planning and Environment, NSW Major Projects – January 2019

Victorian Government – January 2019

Marriott Hotel Group / Starwood – January 2019

Early Warning Network – January 2019

Big W – January 2019

Hawthorn Football Club – January 2019

Nova Entertainment – January 2019

My Health Records – January 2019

Victorian Public Servants – January 2019

The 2018

Data Breach
Notifications in Australia

Commonwealth Bank – December 2018

Humble Bundle – December 2018

News Corp – December 2018

Marriott’s Hotels – December 2018

Dell – November 2018

Victoria’s Emergency Services – November 2018

Amazon – November 2018

PageUp People – November 2018 Update

Federal Group Hotel – November 2018

Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal App – November 2018

Austal – October 2018

Facebook – September 2018

Perth Mint – September 2018

RCR Tomlinson Engineering – August 2018

Strathmore Secondary College – August 2018

Airport Security Identity Cards (ASICs) – July 2018

MY Health Record – July 2018

Townsville City Council [Typeform] –  July 2018

Timehop App – July 2018

Cairns council hit by data breach [Typeform] | July 2018

PEXA – National e-conveyancing platform – July 2018

Australian National University – July 2018

Airtasker – July 2018

Bakers Delight – July 2018

Tasmanian Electoral Commission – July 2018

Ticketmaster – June 2018

HealthEngine – June 2018

Flightradar24 – June 2018

PageUp People – June 2018

MyHeritage – June 2018

Family Planning NSW – May 2018

Svitzer Australia – March 2018

GoGet – January 2018

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