Australia Considers Tougher Cyber Laws Following Data Breach

Cyber Laws

The Australian government said on Monday it is considering tougher cybersecurity rules for telecommunications companies.

The government blamed Optus, the nation’s second-largest wireless carrier, for an unprecedented breach of personal data from 9.8 million customers. Optus claimed last Thursday that it had learned about the cyberattack, which resulted in the theft of the personal information of 9.8 million people out of Australia’s 26 million residents, the day before. In a statement, the Australian Federal Police stated that they were looking into claims that the stolen data had already been sold.

According to the statement, Australian investigators are collaborating with foreign law enforcement organizations to identify the perpetrators of the attack and to protect the public from identity fraud.

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