Telstra hacked and 35,000 customers affected

Telstra has been hit by a “hacking attack” affecting 35,000 customers.

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.

“Information that might 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,” Telstra said.

The telco reset the passwords of users of those sites “as a precaution” despite them being encrypted.

“We will contact affected customers, with their new password, as soon as possible,” it said.

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