February 2, 2023

For the past few weeks, Australia is at the center of recurring data breaches affecting most of the top companies.

Woolworths, a retail giant from australia said that a recent data breach has impacted the information of 2.2 million customers of MyDeal

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Woolworths acquired 80% of the MyDeal online marketplace in September, but says MyDeal systems are completely separate from its own systems, which have not been impacted by the incident.

Threat actor leveraged a user’s compromised credentials to access the MyDeal customer relationship management system which enabled the attacker access to MyDeal customer data, including name, email address, phone number, delivery address and, in some cases, date of birth. Woolworths said 1.2 million of the impacted customers only had their email address compromised.

Impacted customers are being notified via email. Authorities have also been informed.

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News of the breach comes after Optus disclosed a cybersecurity incident impacting nearly 10 million individuals, including 2.1 million who had numbers associated with their identification documents compromised. Followed by Telstra and Dialog breach.

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