15 May 2024

More Than a Million Australian Data Records Potentially Exposed in NSW Club and Pub Data Breach

More than one million Australian ID records have been exposed in a data breach, affecting those who have visited pubs and NSW Clubs.


Outabox, the IT services provider for pubs and clubs across NSW, ACT, and Victoria, has confirmed a data breach affecting ClubsNSW venues. The breach involved an unauthorised third party accessing a sign-in system used by clients. Outabox is investigating with authorities and has notified law enforcement. They are limited in providing details due to the ongoing investigation but will update as soon as possible.

NSW Police are formally investigating, and a website claimed over a million records were exposed, allowing visitors to check if their data was compromised. Authorities are working to take down this website. A man has been arrested and is expected to be charged with blackmail. The National Cyber Security Coordinator advises against visiting the site with leaked information.

Outabox condemned a malicious website spreading false information to harm their business. ID Support NSW is aware of the incident and encourages affected clubs to notify patrons. Individuals with compromised IDs should contact ID Support NSW for assistance. More updates will follow as the story develops.

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