AFP receives referral to investigate data breach

The AFP has today received a referral from Optus about an alleged mass data breach.

The AFP will work with Optus to obtain the crucial information and evidence needed to conduct this complex, criminal investigation.

The AFP’s specialist Cyber Command, will work closely with a number of agencies, including the Australian Signals Directorate.

The AFP urges all Australians to harden their online security to help prevent falling victim to malware and scams.

For practical cyber safety tips, visit: https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/individuals-and-families

Those who believe they have fallen victim to cybercrime should immediately contact ReportCyber on: https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/report

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