Australian Data Breach: October 19 2020

WA energy retailer and supplier Kleenheat customer names and addresses exposed in system breach

believes the breach occurred in 2014 on a third-party system.

Source: Kleenheat customer names and addresses exposed in system breach | ZDNet.
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Australian gas producer Kleenheat has warned a number of its customers about a data breach that may have resulted in information such as name and address being exposed.

The Perth-based retailer and distributor believes the breach occurred in 2014 on a third-party system. ZDNet understands that system is no longer in use.

“The potential disclosure was recently identified by Kleenheat during a routine data security check, and did not occur within Kleenheat’s internal systems,” the company wrote in an email to customers.

Kleenheat referred to data at potential risk as being “general contact information”, confirming that it included name, residential address, and email address.