“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.
Ms O’Neil said the full weight of cyber security capabilities across the government is working to respond to the breach.
How could the cyber attack have been prevented?
“I think it’s time for … a big overhaul of how our data is kept by big corporations.
Ms O’Neil told the ABC on Monday that the attack was not “sophisticated”.
Australian Federal Police to investigate the breach
The task force will work with the Australian Signals Directorate, overseas police, as well as Optus.
She said responsibility laid squarely at the feet of the telco giant and that the government is looking at ways to mitigate the fallout.