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Telstra cops $1.5M penalty for flouting customer ID rules
Telecommunications 2024-07-17 11:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Telstra has been hit with a $1.5 million penalty from the communications regulator for failing to perform the requisite costumer ID authentication on over 150,000 “high-risk” interactions, such as SIM card swaps.

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Telstra cops reprimand for publishing 140,000 silent numbers
Telecommunications 2024-07-09 11:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

Telstra has been reprimanded by ACMA after the communications regulator found the silent numbers of more than 140,000 customers — including domestic violence victims — were made public.

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Optus had four years to fix coding error behind massive cyberattack, says ACMA
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-06-24 11:08 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Communications and Media Authority says a coding error on a dormant website that went undetected for four years was behind a massive data breach that exposed the information of close to 10 million Optus customers, with the regulator saying the hack was “not highly sophisticated”. 

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Judge mulls joint trial of ACMA case, class action against Optus
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-06-14 3:35 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge overseeing several cases against Optus over a September 2022 data breach has raised the possibility of hearing a class action against the telco alongside new proceedings brought by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

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Optus taken to court by ACMA over massive data breach
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-05-22 11:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has brought proceedings against Optus over a September 2022 data breach that comprised the data of up to 10 million customers, the first lawsuit filed by a regulator following a string of major cyberattacks over the past two years.

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Pizza Hut cops $2.5 million penalty for spam breaches
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-05-16 11:02 pm By Andy Sidler

Pizza Hut has paid $2.5 million in penalties for breaching spam laws when it sent more than 10 million unsolicited marketing messages to customers. 

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Eyewear retailer Luxottica slapped with $1.5M penalty for e-marketing breaches
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2024-04-10 11:39 pm By Andy Sidler

Luxottica has run afoul of Australian spam laws, paying a penalty of $1.5 million for sending marketing emails without an unsubscribe option. 

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Optus hit with $1.5M penalty for breaking public safety rules
Telecommunications 2024-03-06 3:29 pm By Sam Matthews

Optus has paid a $1.5 million penalty after an investigation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority revealed breaches of public safety rules.

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ACMA hits teleco with $260K penalty for anti-scam compliance
Telecommunications 2024-01-17 2:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has hit teleco Medion Australia with a $259,440 penalty for allegedly failing to verify customer identity, claiming it caused several people to fall victim to SIM-swap scams. 

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ACMA fines Telstra $3M for $21M billing error
Telecommunications 2023-12-06 10:49 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Telstra has been hit with a $3 million penalty by the communications regulator for billing small businesses $21.1 million over an 11-year period for inactive internet services.

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