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AU ADF DoD Ransomware Attack

Updated on 2022-10-6:: Australian military ‘social network’ compromised

A ransomware attack on an Australian defense contractor exposed the communications between military personnel, according to The Guardian ($). A data set of 40,000 records from the platform ForceNet, described as an internal social media platform, may have been taken. Read more: Cyber-attack on Australian defence contractor may have exposed private communications between ADF members

Updated on 2022-10-02: AU DoD security incident

ForceNet, a company that provides a communications platform for the Australian military, suffered a ransomware attack last week. Responding to an ABC inquiry, officials from the Australian Department of Defense said there was no evidence to suggest that the personal data of current and former DOD personnel was stolen in the incident. Read more: Australian Defence Department caught up in ransomware attack

Overview

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) confirmed that a ransomware attack on an external ICT service provider potentially impacted 40,000 records in a dataset from ForceNet, a communications platform used by ADF members. Read more: Cyber-attack on Australian defence contractor may have exposed private communications between ADF members

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