Optus confirms cyberattack which could compromise the personal information of up to nine million Australians


Optus has been hit with a major cyberattack which has compromised the personal information of up to nine million customers across the country.

The cyberattack is believed to have stolen the personal details of about 2.8 million customers, including their passport and driver’s license numbers, email and home addresses, date of birth and phone numbers.

The Australian, which first reported the attack, said about seven million more had their dates of birth, email addresses and phone numbers stolen.

However, payment detail and account passwords have not been compromised.

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