Millions Affected in Massive Data Breach of Australian Telco

The private information of millions of Australians is at risk after major telecommunications firm Optus suffered a cyber attack that breached its firewall.
On Sept. 22, Optus confirmed that hackers got access to the names, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, and potentially the driver’s licence, passport numbers, and addresses, of millions of current and former customers.
The company said attackers had not been able to steal payment details and account passwords, and that it was working with the Australian Cyber Security Centre to limit any risk to customers.
Optus also said it already notified the Australian Federal Police, the Office of the Australian Information Regulator, and other major regulators….

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