Massive cyber attack in Australia. 8 million patents and passports are stolen
Digital payments and lending firm Latitude Holdings has said today that 7.9 million Australian and New Zealand driver's license numbers were stolen in a large-scale data breach on March 16.
53,000 passport numbers were also stolen.
The financial statements of some customers were also stolen.
"We are remediating the platforms affected by the attack and have implemented additional security monitoring," CEO Ahmed Fahour said in a statement.
Latitude shares fell 2.5% to A$1.18 (about $0.78).
"Whenever investors hear about a 'data breach,' they tend to assume the worst.
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Several Australian firms have reported cyber attacks in recent months, and experts say this is due to an inadequate cyber security industry in the country.