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Notification: Cyber security breach of third-party provider

by Defence Housing Australia | Sep 06, 2023

Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has been made aware of a cyber-security breach of a third-party service provider.

There has been no impact to, or breach of, DHA or Defence ICT systems.

We are investigating this incident in collaboration with Defence, including determining if any Defence personnel or families’ information has been compromised.

DHA has notified the Australian Cyber Security Centre, the Department of Home Affairs’ Cyber Security Response Unit and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Defence personnel affected by this incident will be advised as soon as practicable.

If Defence personnel require support, we encourage them to contact IDCARE, Australia’s national identity and cyber support community service.

If you have any concerns regarding this cyber-security incident, we encourage you to use ASD’s Australian Cyber Security Centre’s tool 'Have you been hacked' and call 1300 Cyber1 (1300 292 371) to report any cyber security incidents.

We will provide further updates as our investigation continues. 

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