Optus commissions independent review of data breach
Optus has commissioned Deloitte to conduct an independent external review of the company’s massive data breach, with a focus on security systems and processes. The review would be in addition to the work Optus was undertaking with technical professionals within the federal government to understand how the breach occurred. In the past day, Optus has sent text messages or emails to customers who had their driver’s licence numbers taken, in every state and territory bar Victoria and Queensland. For more information see our Newsletters may contain info about charities, online ads, and content funded by outside parties. O’Neil said existing cybersecurity laws passed in the last parliament were “absolutely useless” when the Optus breach occurred, and while the government had been able to rely on powers in the Telecommunications Act to get Optus to provide the government information, she flagged the next breach might not be a telecoms company.
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