Optus data breach compromises Virgin Mobile and Gomo subscribers

Optus data breach compromises Virgin Mobile and Gomo subscribers

Two additional Australian carriers owned by Optus have informed consumers that their information may have been compromised in the latest security breach.

Customers of Virgin Mobile and Gomo had their personal information leaked in the massive cyberattack against Optus last week
Along with 10 million Optus subscribers, the personal information of current and past Virgin Mobile and Gomo customers was compromised in Australia’s largest ever cyber attack last week.

Names, addresses, email addresses, and dates of birth were revealed, along with 2.8 million passport, license, and Medicare numbers, according to Optus.

Last week’s major breach against Optus compromised the personal data of Virgin Mobile and Gomo clients.

Initially, it was believed that just direct Optus customers were at risk, however new emails obtained by Guardian Australia indicate that the company’s subsidiaries are also at risk.Optus also sells its mobile network services to Amaysim, Dodo, Circles.Life and iiNet

In addition to Amaysim, Dodo, Circles.Life, and iiNet, the network sells mobile network services to Amaysim.

Optus has indicated that it will refund customers who want a replacement driver’s license, but it has thus far disregarded requests from the federal government to replace passports.

Daily Mail Australia has requested comment from Optus.Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has demanded Optus pay for the replacement of all licences and passports exposed in the hack

Additionally, Optus provides its mobile network services to Amaysim, Dodo, and Circles.

Existence and iiNet

In 2006, Optus acquired the last portion of Virgin Mobile Australia, granting it complete ownership.

Gomo, which was established in 2020 and is run by Optus, has consumers in Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand.

Optus has not responded to calls from the federal government to pay for the replacement of exposed passports

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is investigating Optus’ compliance with data breach regulations following the loss of the personal information of about 10 million people by unknown hackers, putting them at risk of identity theft and fraud.

Commissioner Angelene Falk stated on Thursday that all organizations must analyze the danger posed by a data breach to their customers’ information and implement appropriate precautions.

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