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Australian Police Probe Optus Cyberattack as Data Threats Emerge

Sept. 24, 2022, 9:11 AM

Australian authorities are investigating reports alleging that customers’ personal data are being sold online after the Australian unit of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. was hit by a major cyberattack earlier this week.

Federal police on Saturday confirmed its personnel were “using specialist capability” to monitor the dark web and a number of other forums as concerns mount about the scale of the data breach and the millions of Optus customers that may have been affected.

Personal information including names, birth dates, phone numbers and email addresses are among data that may have been exposed, SingTel said in a statement to the ...