Sydney teenager charged after allegedly blackmailing 93 Optus customers affected by data breach

Jake Lapham reports:

A 19-year-old Sydney man has been charged after allegedly using information obtained during last month’s Optus data breach to blackmail people.

It is alleged the man threatened 93 customers via text messages, saying he would use their details to commit financial crimes unless they paid $2,000.

No customers paid the money.

Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers swooped on the man at a Rockdale home in Sydney’s south on Thursday morning where they seized a mobile phone they allege is linked to the text messages.

Read more at ABC (AU).

How many more people will decide that they can make a quick buck off the stolen Optus data that was leaked and will wind up arrested, too?

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