😁 The Sizzle is curated by Anthony "@decryption" Agius and emailed every weekday afternoon to paid subscribers.


News you missed

186,000 people have had private personal info compromised in a Service NSW hack

Service NSW has let loose that hackers scored personal information of 186,000 customers a few months ago. They got into the emails of 47 Service NSW staff members and nicked 3.8 million documents weighing in at 738GB. I don't know what the personal information consists of, but it's bad enough for Service NSW to be sending out "personalised letters" with bespoke support services like "individual case managers for complex circumstances". It's also unclear if this personal info was sitting in emails (yuck) or if the email accounts were used to access databases and info was stolen that way. This is totally unrelated to the 54,000 scanned NSW driver's licences found in an unprotected S3 bucket a few weeks ago. Victoria can't handle COVID-19, NSW can't handle their data.