Millions of customers impacted by Optus data breach

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On the 22nd of September, Optus, one of Australia’s largest telecommunication companies’ reported a cyberattack resulting in the loss of at least 9.8 million customer’s data.

Personal information such as customer names, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses and in some cases passport and license numbers were stolen.

Optus has since been in contact with individuals’ impacted by the data breach.

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Monday, September 26 2022
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Featured in storyToby Murray, Associate Professor in Cybersecurity, University of MelbourneNicholas Grech, Sessional Academic in the School of Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations, QUT

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