ANZ Dashboard Digest

Health Department Denies Breach

DATA LOSS—AUSTRALIA

September 26, 2013

The Australian Department of Health has responded to claims of a data breach saying even if it did mistakenly send login details to someone, the information is useless on its own, reports ZDNet. A man who hasn’t come forward to the department told ABC News he was sent a “private login password” leading to questions about whether it was using plain text passwords to protect patient data. While the department can’t determine whether the breach actually occurred, a spokesperson has said, “The code is used once in combination with other information, and then the person sets their own password. The code cannot be used without the additional information or used more than once.”
Full Story