Telstra Data Breach under Investigation by Privacy Commissioner
What Happened? Account details and phone numbers of telecommunications company Telstra’s customers were potentially compromised in a newly reported data breach. The Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, launched an investigation into Telstra’s data breach which occurred when its customer service website was openly accessible online.
Date of Breach: December 2011
Size of Loss: The grocery chain admits over 100 people who used the self-checkout counters in 23 of their northern California Lucky stores (and one SaveMart).
Affected Individuals: About one million
Geographic Focus: National
Data Contained: Account details including account numbers, phone numbers and credit card details of just fewer than one million Telstra customers were potentially compromised by the breach.
Additional Information: As a precaution, the company reset the passwords of around 60,000 customers and notified the Privacy Commissioner.
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