Australian telecommunications provider Telstra apologized for accidentally publishing names, numbers and addresses of over 130,000 customers whose details were supposed to be unlisted. The company apologized for the error and blamed a “misalignment of databases.”
“We’re in the process of communicating to some unlisted customers whose details were incorrectly made available via Directory Assistance or the White Pages,” the company said in a Friday statement.
A spokesperson for Telstra was not immediately available to provide additional details.
A report by The Sydney Morning Herald claimed that the breach spanned a period of years.
Telstra Chief Financial Officer Michael Ackland said that the company is removing the identified affected customers from the “Directory Assistance service and the online version of the White Pages.”