News and Updates on Information Technology

Australia – TPG Telecom

Exploit: Hacking

TPG Telecom: Communications Technology

cybersecurity news gauge indicating extreme risk

Risk to Business: 1.115 = Extreme

TPG Telecom has announced that it had the data of two unnamed large customers improperly accessed on its legacy TrustedCloud hosting service. It added it did not believe any other customers were impacted by the breach. The service was part of a 2011 acquisition by the telecom and is set to be decommissioned in August 2021. An investigation is underway and authorities have been informed.

Individual Impact: At this time, no sensitive personal or financial information was announced as compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Attacks on older systems are often easy money for cybercriminals looking for data to sell with a low overhead and fast turnaround time.