Australia Inc roiled by raft of cyberattacks this year

Australian firms have suffered a flood ofcyberattacks, putting the spotlight on country’s understaffed cybersecurity industry which experts say seems ill-equipped to tackle such hacks, thus endangering sensitive information of millions of people.

Here is a list of companies that have been hit by data breaches so far thisyear:

Optus

Australia’s second-largest mobile operator and a unit of Singapore Telecommunications was the first to report a data breach that affected up to 10 million customers, about 40 percent of the nation’s population. The data exposedincluded home addresses, drivers’ licences and passport numbers.
Medibank
Health insurer Medibank Private, which covers …

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