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Statement in respect of PageUp data security breach – June 2018

There have been media reports concerning a data security breach at PageUp People, an HR service provider. Our department has a contractual relationship with PageUp in respect of particular recruitment services.

We are aware of the data security breach and are in close contact with the Australian Cyber Security Centre and PageUp as they conduct a forensic analysis in relation to the breach.

We have received advice from PageUp that the incident has been contained and the malware threat eradicated.

According to advice provided by PageUp, the following information from applicants seeking employment in this department may have been obtained by cyber attackers who used advanced methods to gain access to PageUp's IT systems:

  • contact details including name, email address, physical address, and telephone numbers
  • biographical details including gender, date of birth (if supplied – this department does not currently request that applicants provide this information), maiden name (if applicable), nationality, and whether an applicant was a local resident at the time of the application
  • employment details at the time of the application, including employment status, employer details, and title
  • details of nominated referees, including name, contact details and length of relationship with the applicant.

PageUp has advised the department that it is confident the most sensitive data categories (including uploaded résumés) were not affected by the data breach.

As a precaution, we advise anyone who has an account on this department's recruitment system to change their password. For more information, visit the PageUp website.

In the interests of limiting potential risks to your personal information, we also recommend you adopt the following measures, which PageUp has advised should be performed if you are concerned about unauthorised access:

  • change your password on other online services, if you re-use the same password
  • enable multi-factor authentication and other available security measures provided by your other online services
  • be aware of potential phishing emails and telephone calls from businesses or institutions requesting your personal details
  • avoid opening attachments from unknown senders via email or social media
  • install anti-virus software and keep it updated, and
  • apply all recommended software patches from operating system and software providers.

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  • civil justice
  • family law and legal assistance
  • criminal justice
  • law enforcement
  • crime prevention
  • national and protective security
  • international law
  • native title
  • emergency management
  • corporate services.

Our department is committed to workplace diversity and aims to create an environment that values and utilises the contribution of people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

Our flexible work environment allows our people to balance their work and personal responsibilities.

Interested applicants are encouraged to refer to our department's Performance Expectations, which outline the capability needs of employees at each classification.

The Performance Expectations encourage consistent performance to enable the department to achieve its outcomes.

For more information, call HR Assist on 02 6141 6111.