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Telco Singtel Optus has set aside $140 million for costs associated with the catastrophic breach it announced in September, with the company announcing this as part of its half-year results on Thursday.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Telco Singtel Optus has indicated that it will pay only the administrative costs incurred by VicRoads in issuing new licences — and not the costs of the licences themselves — to the hundreds of thousands affected by the disastrous data leak suffered by the company.

Published in Security

The state of Victoria will go to the polls on 26 November. Given that, it is easy to understand why the state's transport authority, VicRoads, has jumped ahead of the pack in saying it will issue new licences to those whose documents were compromised in the disastrous Singtel Optus data breach.

Published in Open Sauce

Optus customers, whose passport numbers were exposed in the catastrophic breach suffered by the telco, do not need to get the documents replaced, Optus says in a statement to the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Published in Security

Telecommunications company Singtel Optus has finally provided details of how many customers were affected by the data breach, saying that 2.1 million users had personal ID data stolen.

Published in Security
Monday, 03 October 2022 13:33

Optus picks Deloitte to review cyberattack

Optus is engaging professional services firm Deloitte to conduct an independent external review of the recent cyberattack, and its security systems, controls and processes, the company announced this morning.

Published in Security

Did Optus suffer another data breach before the big leak, one that has gone generally unmentioned and unnoticed? At least one security professional who has been closely following the incidents at the telco appears to think so.

Published in Open Sauce

Optus has agreed to pay for the replacement of passports of users caught up in the data breach that the telco suffered, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says.

Published in Security

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has told Optus that it must pay the costs for customers who want to replace their passports if their data was caught up in the breach that the telco announced last Thursday.

Published in Security

Australians who wish to travel abroad after the country's international borders open on 1 November can obtain proof of their COVID-19 vaccinations to show at immigration control points abroad.

Published in Health

Fraudulent drivers' licences are often used in committing crimes, but only one state, Queensland, has taken up the use of security technology that can prevent counterfeiting of this form of ID.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 11:56

Keepr keeps receipts, warranties and more

Keepr, a new Australia-based web service, helps keep track of time-bounded documents such as receipts, warranties and passports.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 22 March 2013 16:31

Fujitsu wins massive DFAT passport contract

Fujitsu today announced it has won the multi-million dollar Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) contract to provide a comprehensive system for issuing Australian passports.

Published in Deals
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 05:35

All of Your Passports are Belong to Us

For some time now, it has been common knowledge that the RFID chips in Electronic Passports were insecure.  The announcement by hacking group “The Hackers Choice” of a tool to allow ‘cloning’ of any ePassport confirms the problem.
Published in Home Tech

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