Australian Children’s charity falls victim to cyberattack

Long-standing Australian children’s charity falls victim to a cyberattack, stealing confidential information about its donors.

Australian children’s charity The Smith Family suffered a cyberattack, with hackers stealing confidential information about donors including their credit card details. While no evidence points to misuse of donor information as yet, similar breaches in recent times have proven early indications to be unreliable. Supporters have been told not to click on unknown links and to check with the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) for further advice. The incident has been reported to both the ACSC and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.