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Collapse Issue 594:<br />13 May 2024<br />_____________Issue 594:
13 May 2024
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High density planning controls start today
Washed out!
Three groups join for Ettalong foreshore tree proposal
Soccer president wins community service award
Two derelict boats removed from Patonga
Club suffers suspected data breach
Marine Rescue unit is second busiest
Fire brigade asked to help ambulance service*
Groups campaigns for permanent removal of shark nets
Anderson Park playground to be moved to Spencer
Regulator unsure of spearpoint compliance
Chamber calls for crossing collaboration
Rotary members attend assembly at Penrith*
Meet new friends at Rotary morning coffee*
Joint presidency and directorships for Rotary board*
Brigade asks people to consider donating to flood relief*
CWA branch presents $1900 to court service
Memories of the airstrip
Opportunity to find out more about CWA branch*
CWA opens Wednesday morning 'shop'
Brigade holds First Aid and resuscitation refresher*
Surf club attends two Anzac ceremonies
Gentle Storytime offered at Woy Woy library*
Historian retraces route of first car to reach Woy Woy
Father Timothy formally installed
Justice of the Peace service at information centre*
Fire at laundromat*
Mary Mac's hamper room topped up
Biggest Morning Tea event includes entertainment
Community garden promotes 'seed library'
Seniors' centre on the lookout for skilled individuals*
Dr Swain leads his final Anzac service
Produce swap to be held at community garden*
Fire brigade holds session for trainees*
Wheelchair basketball among the holiday activities*
Youth Yarn Up to be held at Mingaletta*
The highest May rainfall in 20 years already
Gun-barrel application reveals discussion with planners
Aged care home waits for construction certificate
Funding needed for beach, but not to destroy dunes
Water rates head north while service heads south
Three sites are ripe for redevelopment*
Outstanding image captures features of Anzac Day
Development of Tuggerah will affect Peninsula*
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Artist raises awareness and money for mental health
Ami Williamson and Nerida Curry to perform at folk club
Conservatorium student concerts at Pearl Beach
Sydney Writers Festival events streamed free*
Winter jackets have arrived
School principal retires after 48 years
Chosen for commitment to learning
Offered a full-time traineeship
Canteen orders must be made by 9:15am*
Two students named 'Stars of the Week'*
Confirmation information night
Parents to meet this week*
Students selected for State rugby league championships
Unwanted uniforms wanted*
Bicycle group ride will be led by recumbent tandem
The Giant Killers meet their match
Ocean Beach returns from Aussies with four medals*
Canteen and bar staff wanted
Charity bowlers raise $1135
Surf club installs community access defibrillator
Ettalong pair win NSW competition
Little Aths committee members wanted
Bleak and rainy day for park run
Pelicans win 14 medals at national championships
Umina pennant teams wins all rinks in all games
Roosters Old Boys Day moves to June 9
Razorbacks account for Woy Woy in one-sided tussle*
Southern and Ettalong take first victory of the season
All the Swans got a game*
Soccer defeat for Woy Woy in round four*
Little Athletics holds 40th birthday celebrations*



Club suffers suspected data breach

Ettalong Diggers is one of a number of registered clubs subject to an alleged data breach where "some personal information of members and visitors may have been compromised".

A man has been charged with blackmail by Cybercrime Squad detectives investigating the alleged data breach for threatening to share the personal details of over one million people.

The squad was alerted on May 1 to a website which had published the personal information of patrons who signed-in using their drivers' licences at specific premises across NSW.

Detectives worked closely with Federal and State agencies to contain the breach.

They executed a search warrant in Fairfield West where they arrested a 46-year-old man on May 2.

The man was taken to Fairfield Police Station and charged with demanding with menaces, intending obtain gain or cause loss.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court on Friday, June 12.

Ettalong Diggers' chief executive Mr Col Murphy said: "Ettalong Diggers was informed that one of our external service providers suffered a cyber security incident.

"Our internal IT systems have not been impacted and access has been blocked.

"The impacted provider supplied technology and services to assist us with our member sign-in and other promotional processes.

"While limited information is currently known, we understand that some personal information of members and visitors of clubs may have been compromised.

"We are working with the provider to identify the extent to which any data relating to Ettalong Diggers may be involved.

"We understand that the provider has notified the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, and engaged with the Office of National Cyber Security, NSW Police and the Australian Federal Police of the incident.

"Liquor and Gaming NSW has also been advised by ClubsNSW."

Mr Murphy said: "Please take extra caution when reviewing emails or texts and to avoid clicking on any suspicious or unfamiliar links."

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