In a recent report, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner stated the number of Australian organizations reporting data breaches hit a new high with 262 notifications received in the third full quarter the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, iTnews reports. The majority of breaches stem from malicious attacks. The report noted that data breaches from human error fell from 37 to 33 percent. “Preventing data breaches and improving cyber security must be a primary concern for any organisation entrusted with people’s personal information,” Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk said. “Employees need to be made aware of the common tricks used by cyber criminals to steal usernames and passwords.”
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