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The company was a victim of a sophisticated attack from an offshore-based entity
Australia's No.2 telecom company Optus, has announced that up to 10 million customers’ data have been compromised. It added that data of corporate clients remained safe. The Chief Executive of Optus, Kelly Bayer Rosmarin apologized for the breach and said that the company was a victim of a sophisticated attack from an offshore-based entity, which broke into the company's database of customer information and accessed information such as divers license and passport numbers and home addresses. This is Australia's biggest cybersecurity breach yet.
Optus’ chief executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin said she was angry and sorry that an offshore-based entity had broken into the company's database of customer information, accessing passport numbers, home addresses, and driver's license numbers in one of the country's biggest cybersecurity breaches. Around 9.8 million accounts are expected to be compromised, which is equivalent to 40% of Australia's population. Bayer Rosmarin confirmed that corporate customers appeared unaffected and there was no indication the intruder took customer bank account details or passwords. Police and cybersecurity authorities were still investigating the attack which Optus told customers about on Thursday.