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Optus, Australian gov't clash over massive cyberattack

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A wild guess: that ABC Radio interview probably said "... we had multiple layers of protection", not "players".

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The Government is probably aware of the scale of the hack, because... they carried it out :-)

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Five Eyes, cough.

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The Government is probably aware of the scale of the hack, because... they carried it out :-)

So - the Australian government has to hack a private companies' database to obtain drivers license numbers, passport numbers, names and dates of birth?

Conspiracy theories and theorists are laughable - but yours takes the cake!

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The Australian government needs to rescind rules requiring people provide such personally identifiable information to obtain a phone number. That is the crux of the problem because it makes a phone company's database such an attractive target.

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