Optus customers woke up on Wednesday morning to find they were unable to get their social media fix, and they weren’t happy. Around 4am AEDT, customers started to report an inability to access both mobile and home internet services. Optus advised it was investigating the issue, with reports emerging around midday of some services coming… Read more »
More than 10 million Optus business and personal customers across Australia have lost communications on Wednesday morning across Australia, leaving them without internet access or the ability to make or receive calls, with several telcos using the Optus network also offline The problems, which are believed to have started around 4am, have effected everything from… Read more »
There are two critical questions in the Australian government’s discussion paper on improving cybersecurity
The federal government is pursuing a new cybersecurity agenda in the wake of last year’s major cyber breaches with Optus and Medibank. “For businesses these days, cybersecurity is as important as having a lock on the door”, said Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in opening the government’s cybersecurity roundtable in Sydney on Monday. There, Minister for… Read more »
The government is making regulatory changes in response to the Optus data breach, but legislative reform still needed
In response to Australia’s biggest ever data breach, the federal government will temporarily suspend regulations that stop telcos sharing customer information with third parties. It’s a necessary step to deal with the threat of identify theft faced by 10 million current and former Optus customers. It will allow Optus to work with banks and government… Read more »
Government fury grows over Optus delaying handing over the details on more than 10,000 victims of its data hack
The government has stepped up pressure on Optus to immediately hand over the information it has on people whose data was breached by the hacking of the telecommunications giant. Optus has also been told bluntly that it is inadequate just to use email to inform more than 10,000 people whose data was uploaded by the… Read more »
Shortly after Australian telecommunications company Optus announced the identity data of millions of customers had been stolen, a person claiming to be the hacker announced they would delete the data for US$1 million. When Optus didn’t pay, the purported hacker published 10,000 stolen records and threatened to release ten thousand more every day until the… Read more »
Optus fears data on up to 9.8 million of its customers has been accessed in a sophisticated cyberattack – including, for some customers, passport and drivers licence details, as well as phone numbers, dates of birth and email addresses. It made the announcement through the media, in the middle of Thursday’s national day of mourning… Read more »
Data exposed includes names, birthdate, phone no. and email ID information such as driver’s licence or passport numbers may also be involved Experts warn to beware of scams in the months head Optus shut it down once it was discovered The personal data of up to nine million Australians may have been been accessed by… Read more »
ASX-listed Amaysim Australia Ltd is offloading another part of its business, hoping to sell its mobile venture to long-term wholesale partner, Optus Mobile for $250 million in cash. The deal follows the sale last month of its power provider, Click Energy, to AGL for A$115 million, and would bring an end to business just a… Read more »
Optus has become the newest resident of the Sydney Startup Hub, today opening its Optus Innovation Hub as it looks to boost collaboration with startups.
TPG is the third internet service provider to be pulled up for misleading customers about its NBN services, with the ACCC announcing the company will compensate almost 8,000 customers.
Optus has today announced a $1 billion plan to strengthen its mobile network across regional Australia, increasing call and 4G coverage.
Elsight has developed the ‘Multichannel’, a portable communications system which is able to send and receive encrypted data from any point in the world.
Following an $8 million partnership with La Trobe University, Optus has today announced an $8 million investment into a new Advanced Security Operations Centre [ASOC]. This new centre is part of Optus’ plan to dominate the cybersecurity sector, which is now the largest area of investment for the telecommunications giant.
Sydney startup TwoSpace connects those in need of a workspace with restaurants that are usually closed during the day and formalise the whole process.