Australian telco customer data allegedly sold by Indian contractors

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Australian telco customers have been warned to be alert for suspicious activity as police investigate reports that personal contact information is being offered for sale after being leaked by call centre staff in India.

Telstra and Vodafone are urging customers to report any fraudulent activity after Fairfax Media reported on Wednesday that personal details of customers are being offered for sale by a Mumbai-based security firm, AI Solutions, which obtained them illegally from call centre operators.

Outsourcing at its finest folks.

Not really a big deal though; our own government pretty much does the same thing a few times a year anyway.

Source: Authorities probing selling of Australian telco customer data by Indian firm | ZDNet

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