Data breach hits Cyprus Community of NSW amid Stanmore property EOI campaign

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The Cyprus Community of New South Wales has been struck by a significant data breach, leading to a wave of unauthorised communications sent to its members.

The breach has compromised both personal and Club data, resulting in false correspondence claiming to be from the Community or individuals associated with it.

The Community disclosed the breach following numerous complaints from members about suspicious emails and letters. These communications falsely claimed to be from the Cyprus Community of NSW or its affiliates.

In an urgent announcement, the Community advised all members to:

  1. Ignore Unsolicited Correspondence: Do not respond to any SMS, email, or letter from individuals or entities claiming to be associated with the Club.
  2. Avoid Sending Money: Do not send money in response to any such communications.
  3. Verify Authenticity: Do not rely on the authenticity of any unsolicited correspondence.
  4. Protect Personal Information: Do not share your personal details, including email addresses and mobile numbers, with anyone claiming affiliation with the Club.
  5. Limit Online Interactions: Do not engage in online interactions with individuals or groups claiming links to the Club.

The Community has reassured its members that their private contact details were not disclosed to any third party.

The Community announced that it has enlisted a team of investigators to tackle this breach, which may be part of a broader effort to disrupt Club operations and the recently concluded global Expressions of Interest (EOI) process for the Stanmore property.

The Community emphasised that the claims made in the unauthorised correspondence are inaccurate and should be disregarded.

In response to this breach, the Community has expressed it will be implementing additional security measures to protect its data. The breach is considered a serious criminal offence, involving the unauthorised access of data and personal member details.

The Community will soon formally announce the outcome of the EOI campaign and invite members to review the proposals. Until then, members are urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

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