Almost 100,000 Australians’ private details exposed in attack on Westpac’s PayID

Ben Grubb and Clancy Yeates report:

The private details of almost 100,000 Australian bank customers have been exposed in a cyber attack on the real-time payments platform PayID, which allows the instant transfer of money between banks using either a mobile number or email address.

The attack on Westpac, which also affects customers from other banks, has prompted a warning from computer security experts who say that the pilfered data could be used for fraud.

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