The Project’s Dennis Scott reveals his VERY spicy password after Optus hack


The Project star Denise Scott accidentally reveals her VERY spicy password live on air – after Optus cyberattack left millions of accounts compromised

Denise Scott made light of the Optus data hack while appearing on Friday night’s episode of The Project.

The TV personality, 67, complained she was finding it difficult to update her passwords before revealing details of her racy entrance on live TV.

“Now I can’t handle changing passwords,” she told her colleagues.

Denise Scott (pictured) saw the lighter of the Optus data hack while appearing on Friday night's episode of The Project.  The TV personality, 67, complained she was struggling to update her passwords before revealing details of her racy login on live TV

Denise Scott (pictured) saw the lighter of the Optus data hack while appearing on Friday night’s episode of The Project. The TV personality, 67, complained she was struggling to update her passwords before revealing details of her racy login on live TV

“I’ve been big breasted Scotty, that’s been my password since the dawn of time and I need to come up with something new!”

“We’re live!” her colleagues warned her, before Scott joked: “I saved the hackers a job.”

Moments later, Scott recanted the confession, saying instead that she had exposed her “license plate,” not her password.

“I’ve been big breasted Scotty, that’s been my password since the dawn of time and I need to come up with something new!” she said. “We’re live!” her colleagues warned her, before Scott joked: “I saved the hackers a job.”

It comes after a cyber security expert warned Optus customers to be wary of criminals impersonating them online after hackers potentially stole personal data from the telco’s entire customer database.

Thursday’s massive cyber breach allowed hackers to access personal data, such as passport and driver’s license numbers, email and home addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers, of about 10 million Australians.

Optus CEO Kelly Rosmarin said the company was working with the Australian Federal Police to investigate the attack.

It comes after a cyber security expert warned Optus customers to be wary of criminals impersonating them online after hackers potentially stole personal data from the telco's entire customer database

It comes after a cyber security expert warned Optus customers to be wary of criminals impersonating them online after hackers potentially stole personal data from the telco’s entire customer database

“We are devastated to discover that we have been the target of a cyber attack that has resulted in the disclosure of our customers’ personal information to someone who should not be able to see it,” she said in a statement.

“As soon as we became aware, we took action to block the attack and launched an immediate investigation. While not everyone may be affected and our investigation is not yet complete, we want all of our customers to understand what happened as soon as possible so they can increase their vigilance.

“We are very sorry and understand that customers will be concerned. Please be assured that we are working hard and engaging with all relevant authorities and organizations to help protect our customers as much as possible.’

The telco’s boss, Kelly Rosemarin, confirmed that payment details and account passwords had not been compromised, but admitted she felt “terrible” that the breach had happened on her watch

She said customers’ payment details were not compromised, but advised them to check their bank accounts for suspicious activity.

“Optus has also notified key financial institutions about this matter. While we are not aware of any customers suffering any harm, we encourage customers to have a heightened awareness of their accounts, including keeping an eye out for unusual or fraudulent activity and any notifications that appear strange or suspicious.”

Mobile and home internet as well as messages and voice calls are not affected.

Both past and present Optus customers are affected.

Optus was forced to wait almost 24 hours to tell nearly 10 million customers their personal details were potentially stolen by hackers

Optus was forced to wait nearly 24 hours to tell nearly 10 million customers their personal details were potentially stolen by hackers

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