‘Not highly sophisticated’: A coding error caused the Optus data breach affecting 9.5 million Australians, alleges ACMA.

Australia’s telecommunications watchdog has alleged that Optus could have fixed a simple coding error four years before hackers stole personal details of millions of customers.

In a claim published by the Federal Court on Wednesday, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) detailed how the September 2022 cyber attack occurred and highlighted Optus’s failure to identify or rectify the vulnerability.

Approximately 9.5 million current and former customers were affected by the breach, with personal information including names, dates of birth, phone numbers, and email addresses exposed over three days.

The personal details of about 10,200 people were subsequently published on the dark web.

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