Telcos to pay heavy toll for misleading statements

Telstra, Optus, and TPG admitted that their statements were false or misleading Australia’s three largest internet service providers, Telstra Corporation Ltd (Telstra), Optus Internet Pty Limited (Optus), and TPG Internet Pty Ltd (TPG), have been ordered by the Federal Court to pay penalties totalling $US33.5 million after they each admitted…

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Optus commissions independent external review

Following the recent cyberattack on Optus and its customers Optus is appointing international professional services firm Deloitte to conduct an independent external review of the recent cyberattack, and its security systems, controls, and processes. The review was recommended by Optus Chief Executive Officer, Kelly Bayer Rosmarin, and was supported unanimously by the…

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Specialised protection for Optus customers

Operation Guardian should send a clear warning to cybercriminals. The AFP and state and territory police have set up Operation Guardian to supercharge the protection of more than 10,000 customers whose identification credentials have been unlawfully released online under the Optus data breach. Customers affected by the breach will receive…

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Information regarding Optus breach

A dedicated forum has been created for concerned customers The Department of Transport and VicRoads are closely monitoring the Optus data breach. We take the privacy of our customers very seriously and understand any incident involving the unauthorised disclosure of personal information can be stressful. What we know Optus is…

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AFP working with overseas law enforcement on Optus breach

Our presence and focus extends outside Australian borders, and AFP specialised cyber investigators The AFP is gathering crucial evidence from the breach of Optus data and is working closely with overseas law enforcement to identify the offenders behind this attack. Operation Hurricane has been launched to identify the criminals behind…

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Australian telcos alleged to have misled customers over Internet speeds

Allegedly false and misleading statements were made on the companies’ websites. The Australian Competition Consumer Commission has instituted separate proceedings in the Federal Court against each of Telstra Corporation Ltd (Telstra), Optus Internet Pty Limited (Optus), and TPG Internet Pty Ltd (TPG) for making alleged false or misleading representations in…

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Building resilient telecommunications infrastructure

Recommendations on the potential impacts of embers, radiation and flame on and around telco equipment. Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and Optus have released findings of a joint nationwide project to improve bushfire resilience of critical telecommunications. The research analysed where there is risk of damage to the network and…

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