Incident: Big Footy data breach exposed private details of up to 100,000 users | WAtoday
Australian Information Security Incident Reported: May 29 2020
Australian Privacy Hacked May 2020: Big Footy data breach exposed private details of up to 100,000 users
A large data leak from an AFL fan website has exposed about 70 million records online, including private conversations between users, according to cyber security researchers.
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Aussie Rules forum Bigfooty.com has about 100,000 users – although it’s not known how many were affected. The site has now started to contact users to notify them about the breach but the company believes no one downloaded the exposed data.
Cyber security research team Safety Detective, led by Anurag Sen, claimed to have discovered about 132GB of data leaking from the site last month.
In a report provided exclusively to Nine News, the researchers claim they were able to view private messages, some containing email addresses, mobile phone numbers, passwords and sensitive personal information.
A spokesperson for Big Interest Group told Nine News the unsecured port had been fixed on May 14.
“As it relates to data of users based in Australia, we are also preparing a report for the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.”