Millions of Aussies recently had their data breached – and that could even be you, your neighbor, or even your parent.
Many of you probably won’t know what that exactly entails. Any one of those millions could have had their data sold off to the deep dark web – and with this data, anyone is able to open bank accounts or take out loans with in you name with no intention of paying it back. This means a massive blow to the economy – as the banks must fork out the money to write off all of these costs.
It looks like the hackers have connected to Optus via an API which is the software that allows programs to talk to programs over the net.
Those who have had their identity stolen could potentially have to hand over thousands on thousands of dollars to pay for a credit lawyer to fix the situation they didn’t even get themselves into. Anyone who was a customer as far back as 2017 might be affected as well, as telco’s are required to keep data for a minimum of 2 years.
Keep your eyes and ears sharp for the next indefinite time – these attackers will hold onto your data and may not contact you for a long time, hoping that you forgot that this all happened. If you’re ever unsure, please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can advise you on what to do next.
This just shows that cyber attacks really are out there. It doesn’t matter whether you’re some big shot company or a tiny single-person run company – you are a target.