Telstra intervenes in data leak action, staff data published online

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Telstra reported a data breach, with the names and addresses of 30,000 current and former employees being published online.

Australia’s largest telco was in a rush to downplay the leak, saying on LinkedIn that it was not due to a breach of a Telstra system.

It appears the data was stolen from workforce management software company, Pegasus, which offered a rewards program for Telstra staff.

The leak was posted on the same light web forum where an attacker posted data from Optus late last month.

“No customer account information has been included,” Telstra said. “Data released includes first and last names and email addresses of employees.”

“The data is from 2017. We first informed our employees as well as the authorities and although there is minimal risk to former employees, we will also try to inform them,” the company added.

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