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Is it worth taking out personal cyber insurance in case you are caught up in a data hack?
Experts say investing in identity theft protection may provide peace of mind, but won’t help recover lost information

Josh Taylor

28, Nov, 2022 @11:30 PM

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Census website struck by a billion attempted cyber-attacks, Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals
Revelation that ABS fended off attacks in 2021 comes as Australia reels from ransomware attacks on Medibank and Optus

Amy Remeikis

20, Oct, 2022 @1:42 AM

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Optus tells customers affected by data breach they can no longer use passports as online ID
Exposed passport numbers blocked from being used in national Document Verification System

Tory Shepherd

17, Oct, 2022 @7:02 AM

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Optus could face millions in fines as two new data breach investigations launched
Media regulator and privacy watchdog announce new probes into telco as ACCC reveals it is being flooded with complaints about Optus-related scams

Josh Taylor and agencies

11, Oct, 2022 @12:27 AM

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Push to scrap Australia privacy exemptions for political parties due to risk of data breaches
Digital Rights Watch says cyber-attacks on political parties in 2019 narrowly avoided a breach that would have caused ‘unimaginable damage’

Sarah Martin

10, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Singtel confirms 2020 data breach after cyber-attack on Optus
Parent company of Australian telco says that the personal data of 129,000 customers and 23 businesses was obtained in a cyber-attack two years ago

Josh Taylor

10, Oct, 2022 @3:00 AM

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Teen charged with attempting to blackmail Optus customers using stolen data
The 19-year-old Sydney man allegedly sent SMS messages demanding $2,000 to 93 customers whose data had been released online after Optus breach

Josh Taylor and Josh Butler

06, Oct, 2022 @5:47 AM

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Optus tells Victorians whose licences were exposed in data breach to register with roads body
Optus yet to give specific information about what to do next to those who used Queensland driver’s licences or a passport to sign up

Ben Butler

05, Oct, 2022 @7:13 AM

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Staff at security firm G4S on alert after tax numbers and bank details posted online following hack
Exclusive: Ransomware attack on Port Phillip prison revealed in July led to data being posted in mid-September with staff told details this week

Josh Taylor

04, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Banks raise interest rates in response to RBA – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Cait Kelly (now) and Natasha May (earlier)

04, Oct, 2022 @8:06 AM

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Guardian Essential poll: one in two Australians want stronger privacy laws after Optus breach
Survey finds 51% of respondents support restrictions on amount of data private companies can collect and 47% are worried about governments harvesting personal information

Katharine Murphy Political editor

03, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Optus data breach: how to protect yourself from credit fraud
Experts suggest using credit reporting bodies, checking credit score and placing credit ban to increase security

Natasha May

03, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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