As the group behind the Optus data breach withdraws its ransom demand, an international effort is being launched to address the consequences.
Optus hacker’s $1.5 million ransom backflip as FBI called in over data breach
No effort is being spared in looking into the Optus customer record breach, with the FBI joining the Australian Federal Police in probing the alarming incident.
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus revealed the international cooperation as the group behind the breach scrapped its ransom demand and claimed to have deleted the 11 million customers’ records it scraped from the telco’s website.
The attempt to force Optus to pay $US1 million ($A1.54 million) by Friday was dropped hours after the group released a batch of 10,000 Australian customers’ sensitive details on a data breach forum on the clear web.
“Too many eyes. We will not sale (sic) data to anyone. We cant if we even want to: personally deleted data from drive (Only copy),” the group said on Tuesday.