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Hacking threat facing Qld power, water and transport utilities

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Friday February 05, 2021

Auditor-General Brendan Worrall has criticised government-owned corporations for not doing enough to prevent cyber attacks

Government-owned corporations have left their systems at risk of cyber attack. Photo: ABC

In a report tabled in State Parliament today, Worrall said a routine audit of government-owned electricity corporations had already uncovered “high-risk issues relating to the security and authorisation of online payments”.

The vulnerabilities were considered so serious the GOCs were ordered to rectify them immediately, not simply wait for…

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