9 million people impacted by Optus data breach

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  • 20/09/2022 को प्रकाशित
  • The 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.

टिप्पणियाँ • 89

  • Ad Astra
    Ad Astra 8 दिन पहले +6

    Legal action. They can't just say "Oh well". Enough *is* enough.

  • Garfield
    Garfield 9 दिन पहले +14

    I bet the CEO doesn't even know how to work her phone or laptop let alone figure out how a data breach could happen. 😂

    • Jimmy
      Jimmy 8 दिन पहले +1

      It's okay she has burst into tears. Problem solved.

  • xXxNeoxXx
    xXxNeoxXx 9 दिन पहले +4

    I fkn knew it, I had just re simmed with optus, 30mins later I'm getting calls from a random saying I'd called them when I hadn't. So glad I took the screen shots and conversed with the random. I've had to change sim again because of that and almost straight away I'm getting calls and messages left from random numbers trying to scam me or sell me something.

  • glasshousemtns
    glasshousemtns 8 दिन पहले +2

    Optus should pay compensation, especially now it’s known officially they made an IT mistake.

  • Jimmy
    Jimmy 8 दिन पहले +2

    I left Optus after a debt collector called me (for a debt I didn't owe) immediately after inserting my Optus sim card. I hadn't shared my number with anybody yet. That means they not only don't know how to secure your data correctly, but THEY ARE SELLING YOUR DATA. You're all worried about data that gets leaked, what about the data that GETS SOLD, and how do you measure the safety of THAT data once it becomes third-party property.

  • Mrs. Donna Derossi
    Mrs. Donna Derossi 8 दिन पहले +1

    In this day and age isn't it time companies (including government) actually apply to an encrypted database that holds personal data with only the person in question giving access to third parties over a tight timeframe. This way no companies would hold person data however, have access using code, avoiding breach of confidentiality.

  • Lesley
    Lesley 8 दिन पहले +3

    my daughter was compimised last week she has a text message from me aparrently asking to send her money for dog food .im minding her dog . they even new the dogs name .she rang optus and they told her they had been comprimised .

  • Robert Pembroke
    Robert Pembroke 3 दिन पहले

    You'll find that the target demographic involved employees of the state with a networking relationship in the Professions.
    The target group is not as much concerned about theft of money. Instead, they're worried about the public nuisance value this threat poses. Knowing the pitfalls of this issue most would rather pay extortionists than accept having to change all their documentation.
    Conversely, People can use info to screw you around as it takes their fancy. They don't need a pecuniary interest. There are people who have mistreated others and realise that they are likely to be subject to financial interference and DDOS that will render their daily lives useless;)

  • Peter
    Peter 8 दिन पहले +5

    Potentially now lose all your shares, all your superannuation, all your money, lose your house. You could lose everything. Seriously - it can happen.

    • Ad Astra
      Ad Astra 8 दिन पहले +1

      Plus your identity. Blame optus when you're banged up in jail forever, for something you didn't do. I'm sure they'll come to the party & help you.

  • aj
    aj 7 दिन पहले

    Our commitment to you
    At Optus we respect your privacy and treat your data with great care, using it in ways you would reasonably expect, such as improving the quality of the services we provide to you.
    Your data is stored securely with strict policies and processes for any use of data, such as when we help you or when you contact us.
    "As when we help you?"
    You can't even help yourselves! Thank God I went to Telstra 8 yrs ago...

  • D L
    D L 9 दिन पहले +8

    Are you kidding slightly worrying .. names addresses, DOB, drivers license !!!! Are customers (past and present) impacted going to be advised??

    • Ad Astra
      Ad Astra 8 दिन पहले +2

      @Bill The Whovian Lets hope they do contact everyone AND in a timely manner. Also, that those people sue the pants off them. It's NOT enough to just issue some flip apology anymore. If they have no consequences, they won't strive to avoid this happening again. People should also take note: if it can happen to Optus, it can happen to any & all, including gov. & all the info they have of yours. PAY ATTENTION!!!

    • Bill The Whovian
      Bill The Whovian 8 दिन पहले +2

      Just checked their website, apparently they'll contact affected costumers directly about what was stolen. I hope they do I would like to know what some moron has on me. No one needs their information stolen or sold for that matter.

    • Ad Astra
      Ad Astra 8 दिन पहले +1

      Yeah, as usual just flip what they're saying to get to the truth... "slightly" riiiiight.

  • Dave O
    Dave O 9 दिन पहले +5

    Now why would a telephone / communications company need your passport details? Good thing I prepay mine using cash. Bear in mind, with the introduction of a cashless society, things will get a whole lot worse across *_any_* aspect of your life.

    • Jimmy
      Jimmy 8 दिन पहले

      @Gerald Cabrera That's for the update Einstein, but I think was his point.

    • Gerald Cabrera
      Gerald Cabrera 8 दिन पहले +1

      Here in Australia in order for you to get an Australian number you needed some valid ID's such as Driving license, Medicare, Australian Passport, or International Passport.

  • Oh Asis
    Oh Asis 9 दिन पहले

    Not getting passwords is no big deal since it's easy to get a new one with the info in hand.

  • Strike
    Strike 9 दिन पहले +9

    I can't believe you Optus. I've been with you for 6 years now and I'm hearing this. You had one job to keep us safe from these type of cyber attacks. I'll move to Telstra

    • Strike
      Strike 5 दिन पहले +1

      @echelon2k8 I know. I've been watching the news

    • echelon2k8
      echelon2k8 5 दिन पहले

      @Strike I think they're supposed to be contacting all customers soon to let them know what has happened and how badly they have been affected, if at all.

    • glasshousemtns
      glasshousemtns 8 दिन पहले

      Telstra hired Indian staff who stole data every call, we get spam called by Microsoft & EBay and Amazon and charities multiple times a day

    • Strike
      Strike 8 दिन पहले +1

      @Kandake Amanirenas but thank you for trying to stress me out though.

  • ChumpyChicken2
    ChumpyChicken2 9 दिन पहले +7

    INclips censorship in the comments

  • Alone In The Park
    Alone In The Park 7 दिन पहले

    First we get hacked now Optus ups my monthly phone bill? Oh well back to Telstra I go.

  • I sara
    I sara 8 दिन पहले

    Optus you're a huge letdown, time to switch to Telstra. Optus expect a bill for my stress and anxiety appointments..my blood pressure is sky high and I'm having heart palpitations..

  • mystic traveler
    mystic traveler 9 दिन पहले

    I can guarantee you that it came from the US

    • Ad Astra
      Ad Astra 8 दिन पहले

      Spot on, it's Trump for sure ;)

  • vMX
    vMX 6 दिन पहले

    Commonwealth Victims' Certificates
    A Commonwealth Victims' Certificate is provided by a state or territory magistrate to a victim of Commonwealth identity crime that:
    records the name of the victim
    describes the circumstances in which the person has been a victim of Commonwealth identity crime
    The perpetrator or alleged perpetrator of the Commonwealth identity crime offence will not be identified in the certificate. The certificate helps support your claim that you have been the victim of Commonwealth identity crime. You can present the certificate to an organisation such as a government agency or a business (such as a financial institution or credit agency).
    This may help you negotiate with them to re-establish your credentials or to remove a fraudulent transaction from their records. A certificate does not compel any organisation to take a particular action. It will not automatically re-establish your credit rating or remove a fraudulent transaction from your record. It is also not admissible in any legal proceedings.
    See how far reaching the effects of Identity theft has on an Individual….a Victim?

  • R B
    R B 9 दिन पहले +2

    What the F, optus???

  • Username
    Username 8 दिन पहले +1

    Are we just going to pretend this wasn't State sponsored? As if it wasn't China, probably out of Shanghai.

    • Ad Astra
      Ad Astra 8 दिन पहले

      May as well. We live in the Land of make believe 24/7 now.

  • Angels
    Angels 9 दिन पहले

    1, Hanga talaga Lovegirls.Quest ako sa sipag at tiyaga nga dalawang binibining ito!❤ Ito ang hinihintay ko all this time. napakagandang musika at palabanas.

  • J
    J 9 दिन पहले +10

    This is completely unacceptable optus, your poor security practices has put myself and 9 million of my fellow customers at risk. I'm done with optus I'll never return, im shure I'm not the only one.

    • J
      J 8 दिन पहले

      @Angry Dragon Mate after this news I'm right in the mood to give someone a new arse hole. Unless you want to find out how nasty I can get, get lost.

    • Angry Dragon
      Angry Dragon 8 दिन पहले

      Was this a "security practice" or qas something breached? Do tell.

    • Strike
      Strike 9 दिन पहले

      @J yeah, same. I'm so stressed out about it. Knowing a scm bag could have my personal information and my credit card information with them selling it on the dark Web and who knows what they are doing with it right now

    • J
      J 9 दिन पहले

      @Strike I was already thinking about leaving anyway, all this has done is make me wish I'd done it sooner.

  • Cedella F
    Cedella F 9 दिन पहले +5

    You bloody jokin 🥵 accessed by WHOM?

    • Ad Astra
      Ad Astra 4 दिन पहले +1

      @echelon2k8 Yep... we'll find nothing out =/

    • echelon2k8
      echelon2k8 5 दिन पहले

      @Ad Astra And even if they do find out, you think they'd tell us if it turned out to be, say, Australia's largest trading partner that the government is now seemingly desperate to get back into bed with?

    • Ad Astra
      Ad Astra 8 दिन पहले +1

      They'll probably never be able to find out.

  • 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐊𝐔𝐎𝐋𝐈𝐍
    𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐊𝐔𝐎𝐋𝐈𝐍 8 दिन पहले

    Cyber Attack..😑

  • INTERNET MINISTER COZY
    INTERNET MINISTER COZY 9 दिन पहले

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  • Peter G
    Peter G 7 दिन पहले

    Received a warm email from Floptus. Informing me the things that I CANNOT CHANGE NAME DOB LIC # ETC ETC HAVE BEEN CAPTURED. BUT. I STRESS BUT THE THINGS I CAN CHANGE HAVE NOT BEEN CAPTURED FINANCIALS AND PASSWORDS ETC. PATHETIC. WAITING FOR A CLASS ACTION NOW.

  • Tom Jones
    Tom Jones 9 दिन पहले

    Sounds like the Biden administration so forth

  • 老外Bill
    老外Bill 9 दिन पहले +9

    Digitised Personal Data is a serious risk.
    Business should not be allowed to store such data.

    • Ad Astra
      Ad Astra 8 दिन पहले

      @Angry Dragon lol =D

    • Angry Dragon
      Angry Dragon 8 दिन पहले

      @Ad Astra ,5 yuan for you!

    • Ad Astra
      Ad Astra 8 दिन पहले

      Should not be allowed to ask for half the info they do, just to sign up!

  • zap Branigan
    zap Branigan 9 दिन पहले

    Nonsense!

  • Angry Dragon
    Angry Dragon 8 दिन पहले

    What's OPTUS?

    • Ad Astra
      Ad Astra 8 दिन पहले

      @Jimmy Certainly one of the biggest in AU, sadly.

    • Jimmy
      Jimmy 8 दिन पहले

      @Ad Astra HAHAHA One of the biggest? In one of the smallest, most irrelevant markets in the world?

    • Jimmy
      Jimmy 8 दिन पहले

      A bad telco in Australia, with a spineless CEO that bursts into tears when her company fails.

    • Angry Dragon
      Angry Dragon 8 दिन पहले

      @Ad Astra Uh huh wumao...

    • Ad Astra
      Ad Astra 8 दिन पहले

      A telecommunications company. One of the biggest ;)

  • Max p
    Max p 8 दिन पहले

    I bet its from india

  • Jacoadams
    Jacoadams 9 दिन पहले +2

    Sue sue

  • Looking
    Looking 9 दिन पहले

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  • Harold McLean
    Harold McLean 9 दिन पहले +6

    Since Gladys Berejiklian got a Job at Optus, It's been getting worse and worse

    • Hubtub
      Hubtub 7 दिन पहले +2

      Gladys just getting nosey, getting some data for the tribe

    • Samopal Vampiren von Butleg Ink.
      Samopal Vampiren von Butleg Ink. 9 दिन पहले +2

      Optus, essentially, is a foreign company: it is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singtel.

  • Patrick Hail
    Patrick Hail 9 दिन पहले +2

    Sue

  • M V
    M V 9 दिन पहले +2

    China

    • Jimmy
      Jimmy 8 दिन पहले

      You will never know.

    • Grandma Isback
      Grandma Isback 9 दिन पहले +2

      someone has already reported India