The hackers responsible for the Optus data breach have released the details of thousands of customers, according to a cyber security expert.
Hackers release data in Optus breach
The sensitive details of 10,000 Australian customers have reportedly been released by the hackers behind last week’s massive Optus data breach.
The illegally obtained information includes passport and driver’s licence numbers, dates of birth and home addresses, according to cyber security researcher and writer Jeremy Kirk from ISMG Corp.
Mr Kirk, who says he has been in contact with those responsible for the attack on the telco, said they were also threatening to release the same number of records every day until a $1.5 million ransom is paid.
“Bad news. The Optus hacker has released 10,000 customer records and says a 10K batch will be released every day over the next four days if Optus doesn’t give into the extortion demand,” he tweeted on Tuesday morning.