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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Produced By: Matthew van Wyk

Featured In Story: Toby Murray, Associate Professor in Cybersecurity, University of Melbourne, and Nicholas Grech, Sessional Academic in the School of Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations, QUT

First aired on The Wire, Monday 26 September 2022