Security

Australian police make first arrest in Optus hack probe

A police investigation of a cyberattack on an Australian telecommunications company in which the personal data of more than one third of Australia's population was stolen has resulted in its first arrest, investigators said ...

Internet

Australia updates law to protect data after Optus hack

The Australian government announced changes Thursday to its telecommunications law to protect vulnerable customers after personal details were stolen in a major cyberattack on the nation's second-largest wireless carrier.

Security

Police say hacker concealed ID in Australian privacy breach

The computer hacker who stole personal data of almost 10 million customers of a telecommunications company in one of Australia's worst privacy breaches used techniques to conceal their identity, actions and whereabouts, police ...

Security

Australia flags tough new data protection laws this year

Australia could have tough new data protection laws in place this year in an urgent response to a cyberattack that stole from a telecommunications company the personal data of 9.8 million customers, the attorney-general said ...

Security

Australia demands Optus pay for new customer ID documents

Australia's federal and state governments on Wednesday called for Optus to pay for replacing identification documents including passports and driver's licenses to avoid identity fraud after 9.8 million of the telecommunications ...

Business

South Korea fines Google, Meta over privacy violations

South Korea's privacy watchdog has fined Google and Meta a combined 100 billion won ($72 million) for tracking consumers' online behavior without their consent and using their data for targeted advertisements.

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