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Where to find advice about large data breaches
For specific information and support relating to large data breaches, visit these websites:
- Medlab cyberattack on the Medlab Pathology website
- Medibank Private and AHM cyberattack on the Medibank Group website.
- Optus cyberattack on the Optus website.
What can happen if your information is exposed in a data breach
It’s important to monitor your personal accounts for unusual activity after a data breach. Scammers and cyber criminals will use stolen personal information to target people in any way they can, including by:
- phishing emails
- phone calls
- text messages
- social media messages.
If your personal information is exposed in a data breach it can lead to identity theft and fraud. This can have serious consequences, including financial loss and emotional harm. Find out more about the risks of identity theft.
Make sure your myGov, Medicare, Centrelink and Child Support accounts are protected if you’re affected by a data breach.