A human resources company that counts the Reserve Bank of Australia, Coles, Australia Post, Aldi and Linfox as clients has revealed a massive data breach that has potentially compromised the personal details of thousands of Australians.
PageUp provides HR software support to Australia’s largest companies in retail and banking
It is unclear how many Australians are affected by the breach, which could include bank details and superannuation in some cases
The company said they had informed the Australian Cyber Security Centre about the breach
PageUp, which boasts 2 million active users across 190 countries, posted a statement from chief executive Karen Cariss on their website, saying they had noticed “unusual activity” in their IT infrastructure on May 23.
The company has launched an investigation, while their client companies also released emergency statements to their employees and candidates who had applied for jobs using PageUp’s software.
The company has a long list of major Australian companies as clients, with the ABC confirming Target, Reserve Bank of Australia, Officeworks, Kmart, NAB, Aldi, Linfox, Coles, Australia Post and Lindt as clients of the company.