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Anglican Church provides a security update – Addendum

Monday 17th December 2018

Notification Addendum

On the 23rd of October 2018 the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania sent you a notification with regards to a security breach (see copy below).

In addition to any contact details which may have been compromised, as advised below, the content of any emails which had been sent to the affected ‘anglicantas’ email account may also have been accessed. In particular this means that any political beliefs or religious affiliations expressed in emails received by us may have been compromised.

Your privacy and security are very important to us and we are very sorry if your email address or personal views were accessed in an unauthorised way during this period. We took immediate action, at the time the breach was identified, to secure these accounts and update our security measures. There have been no further incidents.

If you have any concerns, or would like further information, please contact us by phone on 6220 2020 or by email registrar@anglicantas.org.au.

Security update

On 4 October 2018, the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania discovered a security issue affecting 2 email accounts within our organisation.

Our investigations have shown that between the dates of approximately 10 September 2018 until 4 October 2018, at least one ‘anglicantas’ email account was subject to a phishing attack. You may have received some spam from an ‘anglicantas’ email address during that time. We wish to confirm that these emails were not sent by us.

We do not know who would have obtained the personal information contained within our email system, or where they are based. We have however, addressed the risk of harm by updating our password procedures and can confirm the spam activities appear to have ceased.

We strongly recommend you do not to click on any link sent from our email servers between the dates of 10 September and 4 October 2018.

Your privacy and security are very important to us and we are very sorry if your email address was used in an unauthorised way during this period. We have taken immediate action to secure these accounts and updated our security measures. If you have any concerns, please contact us by phone on 6220 2020 or by email registrar@anglicantas.org.au.

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