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Major Data Breach: Coles, OzPost, AGL Shutter Job Sites

Major Australian businesses, including Coles, Australia Post, Telstra and AGL, shut their jobs Web sites yesterday after Aussie human resources outfit PageUp revealed that it had suffered a data breach which had exposed the details of potentially thousands of users.

OzPost told job applicants on its Web site that information that might have been impacted included bank details, tax file number, superannuation details, diversity information, emergency contact details, their address and contact details, as well as work experience.

PageUp supplies human resources services to major Australian companies, including Commonwealth Bank, Linfox and Macquarie, as well as Telstra, Coles, AGL and Australia Post.

“On May 28, our investigations revealed that we have some indicators that client data may have been compromised. A forensic investigation with assistance from an independent third party is currently ongoing,” said CEO Karen Cariss.

She added: “We take cyber security very seriously and have been working together with international law enforcement, government authorities and independent security experts to fully investigate the matter.”

PageUp said the source of the compromise was a “malware infection”.

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