Nova warns listeners of data breach affecting more than 260,000 Australians

Jennifer Duke reports:

Lachlan Murdoch’s Nova Entertainment has warned more than 250,000 listeners that data collected about them between 2009 and 2011 has been publicly disclosed, including residential addresses and birth dates.

Nova chief executive Cathy O’Connor said in a statement on Thursday that individuals were being notified about the steps they can take, with the disclosed information varying from person to person.

Read more on Sydney Morning Herald. Details of how the breach or leak occurred are not yet available. Nova’s statement can be found here. It is not clear from the statement what they mean by an exposed dataset. Was it exposed on their server, or was it exposed on a leak or dump site? Where was this exposure detected?

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