There are steps you can take to make sure your details and personal information are safe after a data breach.
You should also:
- Secure and monitor your devices and accounts for unusual activity, and ensure they have the latest security updates.
- Enable multi‑factor authentication for all accounts.
- If you need assistance with taking these steps, please visit cyber.gov.au.
Be alert for scams referencing the Optus data breach. Learn how to protect yourself from scams by visiting www.scamwatch.gov.au.
If your identity has been stolen, you can apply for a Commonwealth Victims' Certificate.
If you believe you are victim of a cybercrime, go to ReportCyber at cyber.gov.au.
The following websites can help you protect yourself and stay informed:
If you wish to make a privacy complaint, please contact Optus. If you are unable to resolve your complaint with Optus, you may wish to lodge a complaint with the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
How the department keeps your information safe
The Department of Education (the department) is committed to the protection of government and public information, and the integrity and availability of ICT systems, from the threat of cyber security incidents.
The department has not been affected by the Optus data breach. However, we are closely monitoring the events and their implications.