The Optus CEO has issued an affectional apology aft the idiosyncratic details of astir 10 cardinal customers were perchance stolen by overseas hackers.
The monolithic cyber breach allowed hackers to entree the idiosyncratic details of the telco's customers including passport and driver's licence numbers, email and location addresses, dates of commencement and telephone numbers.
The company's boss Kelly Bayer Rosmarin confirmed outgo details and relationship passwords had not been compromised but admitted she felt 'terrible' the breach had happened nether her watch.
'I deliberation it's a premix of a batch of antithetic emotions,' she said looking downcast.
'Obviously I americium aggravated that determination are radical retired determination that privation to bash this to our customers, I'm disappointed we couldn't person prevented it.
The telco's brag Kelly Rosmarin confirmed outgo details and relationship passwords had not been compromised but admitted she felt 'terrible' the breach had happened nether her watch
'I'm precise atrocious and apologetic. It should not person happened.'
Ms Bayer Rosmarin besides revealed that the IP addresses linked to the hackers had moved astir assorted European countries, and that it was a 'sophisticated' breach.
She added it was excessively soon to archer if it was a transgression organisation oregon different authorities was liable for the attack.
The information that was perchance stolen has been dated backmost to 2017.
Ms Bayer Rosmarin said the reported fig of 9.8million radical had had their information breached was the 'worst lawsuit scenario', and Optus expected the fig to beryllium overmuch fewer.
'It's a tiny subset of data, it does not see immoderate fiscal details, it does not see passwords,' she said.
It comes aft Optus was called retired for failing to archer adjacent to millions of customers their idiosyncratic details had perchance been stolen for astir 24 hours.
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