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Cyber attacks rise in Australia

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner reports most cyber attacks disclosed as potential data breaches by Australian companies involved compromised user credentials.

The OAIC received 242 notifications in the last quarter with human error identified as the basis in the majority of reported cases.

The health industry was most prominent for notifiable data breaches.  It had 49 notifications as privacy and data security concerns engulf the implementation of My Health Record.

The OAIC reported that malicious attacks in the health sector were more likely to result in theft of paperwork or data storage than a cyber incident.