Australia asks FBI to help find attacker who stole data from millions of users


Australian authorities have asked the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to assist with investigations into the data breach at local telco Optus.

Attorney general Mark Dreyfus yesterday revealed the FBI was asked to help identify the entities involved in the attack, which saw Optus leak data describing over ten million account holders. Data suspected to have been accessed included drivers licence details, passport numbers, email addresses and phone numbers.

Optus, owned by Singaporean mega-telco Singtel, disclosed the breach last Thursday.

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Source: The Register

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