Singtel CEO Yuen Kuan Moon said “there is much work to be done” to restore confidence in Australia’s second-largest mobile operator.
The creators of PGPP want to protect users from IMSI-catchers and location monitoring by rotating IMSIs and obfuscating geography but their methods are unlikely to scale and have important drawbacks.
Australians who google the words ‘Optus’ and ‘cancellation’ are shown adverts begging them to give the operator another chance.
A new pseudo-network offers privacy-conscious mobile phone users the ability to change their IMSI at the press of a button.
The CEO of the Australian telco immediately apologized but sources says up to 9 million customers may be affected because foreign hackers exploited a leaky API.
Former Twitter exec Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko described flaws with the company’s security and with US privacy protections in general.
US police cut costs and worked around the need for court warrants by buying location data gathered by apps on 250mn phones. But there is no great outrage because we are complacent about privacy.
The telco played down the importance of the breach whilst the hacker mocked ‘idiot’ employees for believing he was from PC support.
Court orders to permit surveillance were reportedly only requested if incriminating evidence had already been found using Pegasus.
This article is really about some dubious Swedish businessmen and why the world’s media gave them free advertising.