The Liberal Party has called in police after it was duped into handing over the details of 2000 members.
From the understanding of the claim, the SA Liberal Party has a number of seemingly routine requests for membership lists within the user base. But supposedly the requests were fraudulent and allowed the hackers to receive personal information from the party.
Details such as your name, physical address, email address and phone numbers were released as part of this activity.
Since finding out about the data breach, SA Liberals have reported the matter to the police in order to find the root cause of the breach and who or what was responsible.
According to the Liberal Party, the affected members have been informed directly and the expert advice received is that accessing these contact details is unlikely to create a risk of serious harm to individuals.
Of course, this isn’t the first data breach that we’ve seen in recent days. It follows several large-scale data hacks involving telco Optus and health insurance provider Medibank.
Major Australian health insurer Medibank was victim to yet another isolated cyber-attack earlier this month but the CEO revealed that it actually concerns the company’s entire 3.9 million customer base.
Protecting details and personal information is now more important than ever and there is precautions and steps that should be taken.
Medibank upon initial understanding believed that the data breach was involving international students however now the company has had files stolen from its main customers.
For tips on protecting you and your family against cybercrime have a look at our 10 ways to prevent online scams.