Optus sued by regulator over 2022 cyber-attack

Australia’s Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has begun legal action against Optus, the country’s second largest telco, over a data breach it suffered in 2022.

The watchdog has filed legal proceedings to the Federal Court, alleging that Optus “failed to protect the confidentiality of its customers’ personal information from unauthorised interference or unauthorised access,” and was therefore in breach of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act of 1979.

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Source: Total Telecom

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