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Company Admits to Second Breach

DATA LOSS —AUSTRALIA

January 2, 2012

The personal information of approximately 1,500 Telstra customers was accessible last Friday when a spreadsheet was posted online, International Business Times reports. The spreadsheet reportedly contained customers' e-mail addresses, phone numbers and postal addresses, but the company said it has "no reason to believe it contained passwords or credit or financial information." Some customers have expressed concern that they have yet to be notified by the company. A spokesman said, "Customers are being progressively contacted either by phone or e-mail as we work through the data that was contained on the spreadsheet." Telstra has also notified the appropriate authorities, the report states. Last month, nearly 800,000 Telstra customers were affected when their private data was accessible through the company's website search tool.
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