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Telstra Customers’ Info Exposed Online

DATA LOSS—AUSTRALIA

May 16, 2013

Following breach reports earlier this year, The Age reports on one Internet user finding nearly 10,000 Telstra customers’ personal details online. The individual “contacted Fairfax Media about the information being freely accessible to anyone online after conducting a specific Google search that turned up Telstra spreadsheets,” the report states. The company is investigating the incident, and Telstra’s Peter Jamieson said the information should not have been public, adding, “This is unacceptable. We take very seriously the confidentiality of our customers' information and we will take all steps to ensure we protect that information.”
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