Incident: Big Footy data breach exposed private details of up to 100,000 users | WAtoday

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.

Source: Big Footy data breach exposed private details of up to 100,000 users | WAtoday
More reports from: WAtoday.

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.”

About The Author

Steven Kirby

I provide independent and practical consultancy services through raising awareness and fostering the energy for change that delivers improved business management of information security governance, risk and compliance.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

More Australian News

Click on the image for more

Dad's Password
Shares
Share This