Optus customers face a heightened risk of identity theft and online scams after the personal information of almost 10 million of the telco’s users was compromised in one of the nation’s biggest-ever data breaches. The nation’s top cyber spies at the Australian Signals Directorate are working with Optus to trace the perpetrators of the devastating cyber attack, which exposed passport, driver’s licence and phone numbers, email and home addresses and dates of birth of 2.8 million customers. A further seven million Optus users had their dates of birth, email addresses and phone numbers stolen. If you are an Optus customer be vigilant, and if your worried sign up to free credit report sites or even better for few months sign up to online hacking insurance services. 2.8 Million whose passport, driver’s licence and phone numbers, email and home addresses and dates of birth should be hopping mad.