Search continues for Optus hacker after major cyberattack

22/09/2022 11:22:00 PM

Optus is in meltdown trying to contain the damage from one of the worst cyber attacks our nation has ever seen. @9JesseBurns #9News MORE:

Optus is in meltdown trying to contain the damage from one of the worst cyber attacks our nation has ever seen. 9JesseBurns 9News MORE:

Up to 2.8 million Aussies have been caught up in the breach, which has leaked passport and licence numbers, phone numbers and home addresses.

Payment details and Optus account passwords were not compromised.(Supplied)The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Scamwatch has advised customers to change their passwords now to avoid suffering identity theft.In a statement Optus said it "immediately shut down" the attack once it was aware of the breach and the Australian Federal Police have been notified.

Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin has apologised to customers."While not everyone maybe affected and our investigation is not yet complete, we want all of our customers to be aware of what has happened as soon as possible so that they can increase their vigilance.

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9JesseBurns I suppose Telstra will be next and google then will come the shutdown of all communication followed by THE GREAT RESET. 9JesseBurns 🤡🤡🤡 9JesseBurns Yeah yeah … all by design 9JesseBurns Details are on my Facebook (Jessie Cai) 9JesseBurns Very innovative from Gladys

Millions of Optus customers hit by major cyber attackThe personal information of up to nine million Australians could be compromised, after one of the country's largest telecommunications company was hit by cyberattack on Thursday. wow so our passport, drivers license, email, home address and dob are now available to the highest bidder, way to go optus Where’s Anthony Albanese on this? Optus This is the final straw for me, I'm out.

Millions of Aussies impacted by major Optus cyberattack: ‘Be aware’Optus has suffered a major data breach, compromising the personal information of up to nine million Australian customers. 7NEWS Pretty serious. Joe Biden talking about it at the UN. Not surprised, this company gets away with murder Will Optus notify those impacted or will we know by the increased scam calls we will be getting. As if we don't get enough already

Millions of Aussies impacted by major Optus cyberattack | 7NEWSOptus has suffered a major data breach, compromising the personal information of up to nine million Australian customers. So what can customers be doing to protect themselves? Cybersecurity expert David Tuffley explains. TheLatest 7NEWS Comrades, I want to congratulate you for calling this a data breach as Optus are working pretty hard to have everyone call this a cyber attack. I guess they are out to stop the brand damage as it seems like this was un-hashed PII which should have been hashed, best practice?

9 million people impacted by Optus data breachThe personal information of millions of current and former Optus customers has been compromised in a major data breach. Sensitive information of up to nine million people was stolen in the cyberattack, including passport details, licence numbers, home addresses, birth dates and phone numbers. Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin released a statement saying, 'We are devastated to discover that we have been subject to a cyberattack that has resulted in the disclosure of our customers' personal information to someone who shouldn't see it”. Optus has notified key financial institutions. Great. Time for a change Why isnt the data encrypted , Optus super slack. Senetas is great Aussie company who specialise in encryption.

Optus hit by cyberattack with millions of customers potentially having personal information compromisedOptus has fallen victim to a massive cyber attack, potentially compromising the personal data of millions of Australians. Up to 2.8 million people have been reportedly caught up in the breach. MORE: 9News So you guys are saying 2.8million, other news sources are reporting up to 9 million people affected…wanna get your numbers right before posting…makes it easier for everyone Not good, a lot of contracts will have to be forfeited as a result, Optus is going to be held accountable, as they should be. Just like ' vaccine ' - safe and secure 🤣🤣🤣

Optus hit by cyberattack with millions of customers potentially having personal information compromisedUp to 2.8 million Aussies have been caught up in the breach, which has leaked passport and licence numbers, phone numbers and home addresses. 9News Companies should not have such sensitive information if they can’t keep it safe! I can't wait for digital currencies, digital ID and digital everything to completely eliminate any hope I have of personal data privacy and security. 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ Thanks, Gladys.

Optus that potentially compromised the personal information of millions of Australians.The cyberattack is believed to have stolen the personal details of about 2.About seven million people’s dates of birth, email addresses and phone numbers were stolen..

Reports suggest up to 2.8 million Australians have been implicated in the cybersecurity breach, which could have leaked information such as passport and licence numbers, email and home addresses, dates of birth and telephone numbers. Payment detail and account passwords have not been compromised. Payment details and Optus account passwords were not compromised. “As soon as we knew, we took action to block the attack and began an immediate investigation. READ MORE:  Reports suggest up to 2. "Upon discovering this, Optus immediately shut down the attack," the company said in a statement.8 million Australians have been implicated in the cybersecurity breach.

(Supplied) Optus has 9. Picture: Getty Images "Optus is working with the Australian Cyber Security Centre to mitigate any risks to customers. “Optus has also notified key financial institutions about this matter,” Rosmarin said.7 million customers overall. The breach implicates both past and present customers of Optus. "We are devastated to discover that we have been subject to a cyberattack that has resulted in the disclosure of our customers' personal information to someone who shouldn't see it," Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin said. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Scamwatch has advised customers to change their passwords now to avoid suffering identity theft. “The Australian Cybersecurity Centre is providing cybersecurity advice and technical assistance,” they said. "If you are an Optus customer your name, date of birth, phone number, email addresses may have been released. While not everyone may be affected and our investigation is not yet complete, we want all of our customers to be aware of what has happened as soon as possible so that they can increase their vigilance.

For some customers identity document numbers such as driver's licence or passport numbers could be in the hands of criminals," Scmawatch said in a statement. "It is important to be aware that you be may be at risk of identity theft and take urgent action to prevent harm. Please be assured that we are working hard, and engaging with all the relevant authorities and organisations to help safeguard our customers as much as possible.." In a statement Optus said it "immediately shut down" the attack once it was aware of the breach and the Australian Federal Police have been notified. "We are devastated to discover that we have been subject to a cyberattack that has resulted in the disclosure of our customers' personal information to someone who shouldn't see it," said Kelly Bayer Rosmarin, Optus CEO.com. READ MORE:  Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin has apologised to customers.

(Dominic Lorrimer) "As soon as we knew, we took action to block the attack and began an immediate investigation. More to come. "While not everyone maybe affected and our investigation is not yet complete, we want all of our customers to be aware of what has happened as soon as possible so that they can increase their vigilance. "We are very sorry and understand customers will be concerned. Please be assured that we are working hard, and engaging with all the relevant authorities and organisations, to help safeguard our customers as much as possible." READ MORE: Optus said it blocked the attack as soon as it became aware of the breach.

(AAP) Rosmarin said the telco is not yet aware of any customers having suffered harm as a result of the breach. "Optus has also notified key financial institutions about this matter," she said. "While we are not aware of customers having suffered any harm, we encourage customers to have heightened awareness across their accounts, including looking out for unusual or fraudulent activity and any notifications which seem odd or suspicious." Current services such as mobile and home internet are not affected, and the messages and voice calls of customers have not been compromised. Optus says services remain safe to use and are operating as normal.

 Text message scam attempts to fool recipient with contact name View Gallery For customers who have specific concerns, they can contact Optus via the My Optus App (which remains the safest way to interact with Optus) or by calling 133 937. Optus will not be sending links in any emails or SMS messages. Continue reading .