[Data Breach] Telstra – May 2013


May 22, 2013

Oops: Google search reveals private Telstra customer data.

By Ben Grubb, Sydney Morning Herald, May 16, 2013

The personal information of thousands of Telstra customers has been found online using a Google search.

Lee Gaywood, 31, of Chelsea Heights in Victoria, contacted Fairfax Media about the information being freely accessible to anyone online after conducting a specific Google search that turned up Telstra spreadsheets.

The owner of marketing business SMS Broadcast, Mr Gaywood said he found the data when he was searching Google for telco carrier access codes, which he needs to know for his SMS service to work.

Data discovered included customer names, telephone numbers and in some cases home and business addresses.

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