Hackers hit Telstra site: 35,000 affected

24 May 2012:  The Age reports that Telstra has been hit by a “hacking attack” affecting 35,000 customers, just a week after one of its IT staff told a security conference the telco was reviewing how it secured and stored customer information.

The hacking attack occurred on the servers of a third party company that runs Telstra BigPond’s GameArena and Games Shop websites, the telco said in a statement this morning.

It said information that may have been obtained “was limited to BigPond Games user names, the email address used to join the site and the encrypted GameArena and Games Shop passwords of up to 35,000 customers”.

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