Incident: Almost 100,000 Australians’ private details exposed in attack on Westpac’s PayID | SMH

Incident:  Almost 100,000 Australians’ private details exposed in attack on Westpac’s PayID | SMH

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 03 2019

The private details of almost 100,000 Australian bank customers have been exposed in a cyber attack on the real-time payments platform PayID, which allows the instant transfer of money between banks using either a mobile number or email address.

The bank confirmed the incident late on Monday but did not say how many Australians had been affected.

It’s unclear who now has pilfered PayID information and what they intend to do with it.

Source: Almost 100,000 Australians’ private details exposed in attack on Westpac’s PayID

 

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