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Tue, 27th Sep 2022

An alleged hacker has offered their 'deepest apologies' to Optus. Here's the latest on the data breach

What we know after a forum user claiming to have the details of Optus customers threatened to release 10,000 records unless a ransom is paid, only to then claim "we don't care anymore".

Source: ABC News

How to protect yourself from inevitable Optus-style hacks

Whether you’ve been affected by the latest breach or not, there are still some things you should know to keep yourself, your accounts and your credit as safe as you can.

Source: SMH

NSW gov to help reissue driver's licences after Optus breach

The NSW state government has changed its stance on re-issuing identity documents in the wake of the huge Optus data breach.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG Telecom to shut 3G network in December 2023

TPG Telecom will shut down its 3G network in December 2023.

Source: iTnews Australia

TPG Telecom confirms 3G switch off date

TPG Telecom has confirmed a switch off date of 15 December 2023 for all its 3G mobile network services, providing time for customers to prepare for the move to faster 4G and 5G mobile services.

Source: ARN

Optus offering free credit monitoring to "most affected" customers

Some Optus customers impacted by the breach will get free credit monitoring.

Source: WhistleOut

Cold feet? Optus attacker changes tack, says all data deleted

The attacker who allegedly breached the networks of Optus appears to have developed cold feet, posting a note saying that he/she has deleted all the data that was exfiltrated.

Source: iTWire

Mon, 26th Sep 2022

Optus notifies customers about data breach impact

Telecommunications company Optus contacted its customers over the weekend that it notified them of the impact of the previous cyberattack last week that may have compromised their personal details.

Source: iTWire

Optus attacker exposes data of 10k, threatens to reveal more

The individual who claims to have breached Optus has released 10,000 address records and says a similar number will be made public each day for the next four days.

Source: iTWire

Optus faces potential class action over data breach

Law firm Slater and Gordon is investigating a potential class action case against Optus for its data breach that could affect up to 9.8 million current and former customers in the “worst case scenario”.

Source: ARN

Superloop to acquire VostroNet for $35m

Superloop is set to acquire fibre and wi-fi network provider VostroNet, in a cash-and-shares deal worth $35 million.

Source: iTnews Australia

Data breach puts heat on new Optus infosec team

Optus’ massive data breach is providing a live test of a structure the carrier put in place last year in preparation for critical infrastructure laws.

Source: iTnews Australia

Sun, 25th Sep 2022

Optus suffers massive data breach putting millions at risk

Telecommunications company Optus has informed the public that its current and former data was accessed following a cyberattack on its systems, and sensitive information such as dates of birth, email addresses, and passport numbers may have been impacted in the security incident.

Source: iTWire

Sat, 24th Sep 2022

Optus $US1 million ransom threat investigated

The hackers claim to have personal information on millions of Australians, although the authenticity of their assertion has not been established.

Source: SMH

Second lot of Optus data advertised for sale on Web forum

A second lot of data claimed to be from Optus has been advertised for sale on a Web forum, with 100 sample records being linked to as proof that it is genuine.

Source: iTWire

Fri, 23rd Sep 2022

TPG Telecom revamps wholesale broadband arm to Vision Network

TPG Telecom's wholesale broadband arm has re-launched as Vision Network with ambitions to supply “superfast” broadband services to more than 400,000 residential customers across Australia.

Source: ARN

TPG Telecom's wholesale arm renamed Vision Network

TPG Telecom has renamed its now functionally-separated wholesale arm from FTTB Wholesale to Vision Network.

Source: iTnews Australia

Optus CEO says attack may have been launched from Europe

Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin has public apologised for a cyber incident that has resulted in an extensive breach of sensitive customer data.

Source: iTnews Australia