“We expect Optus to continue to do everything they can to support their customers and former customers.”
“One significant question is whether the cyber security requirements we place on large telecommunications providers in this country are fit for purpose,” she said.
Payment details and account passwords have not been compromised.
Opposition introduces ransomware bill
The bill includes a new standalone offence for cyber extortion and introduces tougher penalties for those preying on vulnerable Australians online.
Cybercriminals who use ransomware would face 10 years in prison while those targeting the country’s critical infrastructure would face a maximum 25 years.