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Alastair MacGibbon: Optus hack victims told to check for criminal actions by cyber security expert


A cyber-security expert says Optus customers need to watch out for criminals impersonating them online after hackers potentially stole personal details from the entire telco’s client database.

Thursday’s massive cyber breach allowed hackers to access personal details, such as passport and drivers licence numbers, email and home addresses, dates of birth and telephone numbers, of around 10 million Australians. 

Alastair MacGibbon, who is chief strategy officer at cyber-security firm CyberCX and a former advisor to the prime minister, says Optus customers should beware.   

Chief strategy officer at cyber-security firm CberCX Alastair MacGibbon has warned Optus customers they could be impersonated by criminals

Chief strategy officer at cyber-security firm CberCX Alastair MacGibbon has warned Optus customers they could be impersonated by criminals

‘Personal information has been stolen,’ he told the ABC.  

‘A lot of personal information for several million people and slightly less information for about 6 million more.

‘They should be looking for whether criminals are mimicking them, or stealing their identity,…



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