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Telstra reveals security breach in Pacnet's IT network

a third party had accessed Pacnet’s corporate network through a SQL vulnerability and led to the hacking of admin and user testimonials
Australia’s biggest telecoms company Telstra revealed that the corporate IT network of Pacnet, the company acquired by it  on April 16 this year, has been hacked.

This breach came into light shortly after it finished the acquisition of Pacnet Limited, a Singapore and Hong Kong based telecommunications provider that offers data center services to multinational companies and governments in Asia-Pacific Region.


The telecom company cited that the investigations have revealed that a third party had accessed  Pacnet’s corporate network through a SQL vulnerability and led to the hacking of admin and user testimonials.

 “We immediately addressed the security vulnerability that allowed access to the network, removed all known malicious software and put in place additional monitoring and incident response capabilities that we routinely apply to all our networks.”, Mike Burgess, Chief Information Security Officer, Corporate Security and Investigations of Telstra quoted in an announcement.

It was also clarified by Telstra that the Pacnet corporate IT network is not connected to it and there has been no proof of any activity on Telstra’s network.

"We have had no contact from the perpetrators so we don't know the reason behind it or who was involved,”,quoted Burgess.

The telecom company has stated that it will now talk to its customers to make them aware of what has exactly happened in the breach and how is the company responding to it.
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