Australian defence contractor Austal hit by data breach

Australian prime defence contractor and shipbuilder Austal informed [PDF] the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) of a data breach after the market closed on Thursday evening.

The company said it alerted “stakeholders” who were potentially hit by the breach, but said no information affecting national security or the company’s operations was stolen, although a number of staff emails and phone numbers were taken.

“Ship design drawings which may be distributed to customers and fabrication sub-contractors or suppliers are neither sensitive nor classified,” the company said.

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Source: ZDNet