Legislative Council: Thursday, March 21, 2024


Super SA Cybersecurity Breach

The Hon. S.L. GAME (14:57): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before directing a question to the Attorney-General, representing the Minister for Health, regarding the dark web.

Leave granted.

The Hon. S.L. GAME: Treasurer Stephen Mullighan informed parliament on 18 October last year of a data breach affecting Super SA members as a result of a cyber attack detected on the dark web on 18 August. On 8 September, that information had been taken down and had comprised predominantly of names, addresses, dates of birth and driver's licence numbers. For Super SA members this is of great concern as the information can be used to create false identities. Such an outcome can leave innocent people in financial ruin. My questions to the Attorney-General are:

1 Can the government confirm that none of the affected Super SA members have had their identities stolen?

2. How has Super SA acted to prevent such a breach from occurring again, and is the state government aware of any similar data breaches affecting South Australian government agencies since the cyber attack detected on 18 August?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:58): I thank the honourable member for her questions. I will be most happy to refer those to a minister in another place and bring back a reply.