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Monday, June 26th, 2017   |   5 comments

A Rare Mid-Week Magpie, But It’s Important

Here’s an interesting snippet that floated into the Nest this morning.

This hasn’t appeared in any national media. Have they been told not to criticise a government department for a serious security blunder? The informant was a recipient of the original email.

“Here you go, security breach…. Communications Access Coordinator from Attorney General’s office accidentally leaked the entire database for Defence Interception points of contact for all Carriers in Australia. They typically BCC industry wide emails but they recalled it, and in recalling the email, has (sic) displayed all BCC recipients.

Ouch.”

The concerned writer, a recipient of the original email,  then followed this up with:

“This is a significant issue that ought to be addressed, it’s in the nations interests… Any of the people below can be targeted by foreign adversaries (Hackers etc) now to determine how carriers intercept and retain data.”

The reference pertains to more than 200 addresses. A schoolboy error that needs addressing urgently.

This is a national issue.

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