Press Release

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning impacted by CTARS data breach

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning (‘CatholicCare’) has been impacted by a cyberattack on CTARS, the provider used by CatholicCare to store information, including contact and personal details, about clients.  

It is estimated around 90 organisations across Australia have been impacted by the data breach at CTARS.

CatholicCare takes the safety and privacy of our clients seriously and are advising those people potentially impacted by the cyberattack so they can take appropriate measures and access the relevant support services at this early stage. 

CatholicCare is working with CTARS to understand the extent of the breach and the impact on client data.

Additionally, CatholicCare has engaged independent expert forensic specialists and an active investigation is underway to investigate and identify risks to information.

CatholicCare will provide further communication and support to those affected.

An email address has been set up for any questions and to provide support to any people CatholicCare is unable to contact.  If you think you may be affected, or know someone who may be affected, by this incident but have not received notification, please email and someone will be in touch.

CatholicCare is the only agency of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle impacted by the CTARS data breach.

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