Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin says the company is confident the data breach, which led to millions of people’s information being compromised, was a “sophisticated attack”.
Optus is now working “very closely” with the appropriate authorities and the Australian Federal Police as the case has turned into a criminal investigation.
“We’re devastated that this could occur, but it’s a good warning to all organisations that even if you have strong cyber capabilities, dedicated focus and investment in this area, there are sophisticated actors out there,” she told Englishheadline Australia.
She also confirmed that no financial information or passwords were compromised in the cyberattack.
“We are doing everything we can to sound the alarm broadly and to let customers be on high alert, so we hopefully avoid any harm coming from this breach,” she said.