On 22nd September 2022, Optus notified customers that they could be at a risk of identity
theft. Australia’s second-largest telco, Optus, as suffered a major data breach with the personal information of potentially
millions of customers compromised by a malicious cyber-attack. 

What type of data may have been compromised?

  • Customers Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Phone numbers
  • Email addresses

For a subset of customers, it could also be home addresses and ID documents such as driver’s license or passport numbers. 

To read more about this cyberattack please visit: https://www.optus.com.au/about/media-centre/media-releases/2022/09/optus-notifies-customers-of-cyberattack 

Top Cat Computers suggests all Optus Customers:

  • Monitor bank accounts regularly
  • Do not click on any links or attachments from email/SMS
  • Do not attend any calls claiming to be from Optus
  • Practice Zero Trust Policy
  • Talk to us if you are unsure about anything

Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) recommends:

  • Update your devices regularly 
  • Protect your accounts with 2FA (Multi-factor authentication)
  • Backup data to cloud or external hard drive regularly

We at Top Cat Computers are happy to assist in any way needed. Call or chat to us anytime.