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Hacker Behind Optus Breach Releases 10,200 Customer Records in Extortion Scheme

September 27, 2022

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) on Monday disclosed it’s working to gather “crucial evidence” and that it’s collaborating with overseas law enforcement authorities following the hack of telecom provider Optus.

“Operation Hurricane has been launched to identify the criminals behind the alleged breach and to help shield Australians from identity fraud,” the AFP said in a statement.

The development comes after Optus, Australia’s second-largest wireless carrier, disclosed on September 22, 2022, that it was a victim of a cyberattack. It claimed it “immediately shut down the attack” as soon as it came to light.

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