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Thread: History Happens While Australians and New Zealanders Sleep......

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    Default History Happens While Australians and New Zealanders Sleep......

    This thread is where those of the northern timezones take the initiative and those so inclined from south of the equator respond after their sun rises.....
    we will see how it goes......Take it where you will, I'm off to bed.
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    Default Re: History Happens While Australians and New Zealanders Sleep......

    Well, there is this:
    Last week, Australian telecommunications giant Optus revealed about 10 million customers - about 40% of the population - had personal data stolen in what it calls a cyber-attack.
    Some experts say it may be the worst data breach in Australia's history.
    But this week has seen more dramatic and messy developments - including ransom threats, tense public exchanges and scrutiny over whether this constituted a "hack" at all.
    It's also ignited critical questions about how Australia handles data and privacy.
    The alarm was sounded last Thursday
    Optus - a subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd - went public with the breach about 24 hours after it noticed suspicious activity on its network.
    Australia's second-largest telecoms provider said current and former customers' data was stolen - including names, birthdates, home addresses, phone and email contacts, and passport and driving licence numbers. It stressed that payment details and account passwords were not compromised.
    Those whose passport or licence numbers were taken - roughly 2.8 million people - are at a "quite significant" risk of identity theft and fraud, the government has since said.
    Optus said it was investigating the breach and had notified police, financial institutions, and government regulators. The breach appears to have originated overseas, local media reported.
    In an emotional apology, Optus chief executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin called it a "sophisticated attack", saying the company has very strong cybersecurity.
    From today's BeeB https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-63056838
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    Default Re: History Happens While Australians and New Zealanders Sleep......

    It’s just other Australian identity crisis besides, I’m with Telstra.
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

    "Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay, One of these days we're going to sail away"
    Bruce Cockburn

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    Default Re: History Happens While Australians and New Zealanders Sleep......

    There is of course the opening moves towards a federal integrity commission.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-...sion/101491154
    An attempt at keeping the bast'ds honest.
    without freedom of speech, we wouldn't know who the idiots are.

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