Optus suffers major security breach

Internet service provider, Cable and Wireless Optus (CWO) was forced to advise all of its customers to change their passwords after a security breach yesterday.

CWO, which provides Internet access through Optusnet, Microplex and DingoBlue, informed its 100,000 customers that the security of their login passwords may have been jeopardised after a hacker gained access to some accounts.

The hacker is believed to have accessed customer passwords and user-IDs.

Optus has reported the intrusion to police, and plans to review all of its security procedures.

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