SA Government Hit By Cyber Attack

SA government hit by cyber attack – Cyber Security Connect

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall is among 38,000-80,000 employees with personal information exposed as a result of a ransomware attack on external  payroll software  provider Frontier Software.

According to the SA government, the personal information includes names, dates of birth, tax file numbers,  home addresses, bank account details, remuneration and superannuation contributions.

The breach is currently under investigation, with the government offering support to affected employees.

As organisations become more reliant on SaaS products, it’s crucial when making purchasing decisions to consider  potential SaaS providers’ security posture and practices, as it can and will have direct impacts on their customers  when they suffer outages due to cyber incidents.

Attackers are increasingly using an organisation’s supply chain partners to gain access to confidential and sensitive  information, particularly if they identify a weak link. As such, it’s imperative organisations are working closely with  their supply chains to understand the security of businesses they collaborate with and work together to address  vulnerabilities.

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