In response to reports of its own data breach, which involved the posting of 30,000 past and present employees’ email addresses and first names on a breach forum, telecommunications company Telstra has confirmed that it has taken immediate action to address the issue.
According to the Guardian, the data, which dates back to 2017, was posted on the same forum where the massive breach involving rival company.
It’s been reported that a senior executive at the company said that the incident was related to the details that were stored in a third-party application for the company’s WorkLife National Business Awards program.
However, a source at the company noted that the information was no longer relevant and was only used for profiteering purposes.
“It’s old information from 2017, a lot of it wouldn’t be relevant.
“It was posted to Breach Forum last week as information a hacker has tried to sell off as new information.”
“No customer account information was included. We believe it’s been made available now in an attempt to profit from the Optus breach.