AU: Teenager pleads guilty to blackmailing Optus data breach victims
Freya Noble reports:
A Sydney teenager has pleaded guilty to two charges after trying to blackmail people caught up in the Optus data breach.
Dennis Su, 19, texted 93 of the telco’s customers, demanding they transfer $2000 to a CBA bank account “or face their personal information being used for financial crimes”.
Su downloaded the personal details from a website that shared breached data, telling police he was having a difficult time being unemployed and wanted to make some “quick money”.
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