Optus customers face an increased risk of identity theft and online fraud after millions of people’s identities were compromised in one of the largest data breaches in US history.
Both current and former customers of Optus are believed to be affected.
Approximately 7 million Optus customers had their dates of birth, email addresses and phone numbers stolen, and more than 2 million had their license numbers and home addresses compromised as well.
It’s unclear who was behind the data breach, but it’s believed the hackers may be working for a criminal or state-sponsored organization.
ANU professor John Blaxland says the stolen information can be used as a “weapon”.
‘Weaponized’: Massive Optus Data Breach Affects Millions
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