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Daily Dashboard | 'Internal error' at Australian telecom company exposes customer data; PII of ITTF players leaked Related reading: A view from Brussels: Behavioral advertising is an unstoppable current



  • Australia’s largest telecommunications company, Telstra, announced 132,000 customers were impacted in a data breach, Reuters reports. The company said an “internal error” disclosed customers’ personally identifiable information. In response, Telstra CFO Michael Ackland said it was removing the affected customers’ information from Directory Assistance and White Pages.
  • Reuters also reports hundreds of professional table tennis players had passport information and vaccination certificates leaked online following a “security issue” on an International Table Tennis Federation server. An ITTF spokesperson said access to the leaked information was secured as soon as the federation was alerted.
  • InformationAge reports Australian telecommunications company TPG Telecom's email hosting service was breached. The service is used by up to 15,000 customers, but the company has not disclosed whether customer data or emails were compromised. 

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