Two IT contractors charged over dark web sale of Aussie’s data

A couple of Aussie units in NSW have been charged for dipping their knobs into the database jar and trying to sell the info on the dark web.

The pair were part of a data breach in late 2019 that saw more than A$50m wiped off property valuation firm LandMark White’s share price.

Used by many, if not all of the major banks, customers of NAB, ANZ and CBA were notified of the breach and the use of the firm’s services suspended by some.

The company has since changed their name to Acumentis in an attempt to wash off the stink caused by two IT contractors whom allegedly accessed their database without authorisation.

The first guy, Stephen Grant, is up on 24 charges of unauthorised access. Meanwhile the second one, arrested on Friday, is up on 8 counts of dealing with identification information to commit indictable offence and unauthorised access with intent to commit serious indictable offence.