TPG confirms data on dark web belongs to its customer

John Davidson reports:

TPG Telecom has confirmed that data freely available to download on the dark web belongs to one of its customers, following a cyber security breach of TPG’s servers in April.

The 5 gigabyte download, available at no charge on at least one dark web site, comes from one of the customers of TPG’s TrustedCloud service, a cloud-hosting service which the company was already in the process of decommissioning when it was hacked on April 25, a TPG spokesperson told The Australian Financial Review.

Ominously, the file is called “tpg_part_1.7z” (7z is a file compression format, similar to “zip” and “rar”), suggesting a second instalment may be on the way.

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