Jun 4, 2019

Top Australia university data breach extends back 19 years

A top university in Australia has said it has been hacked, with unauthorised access to staff and student data extending back for 19 years. The university said "Significant amounts" of data had been affected. "We believe there was unauthorised access to significant amounts of personal staff, student and visitor data extending back 19 years," Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt said in a statement. Data including personal contact details, payroll information, bank account details, passport details and student academic records were accessed. At the time, some local media said hackers based in China had been behind the data breach.

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