Australian National University breached with 19 years of data accessed



Australian National University Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt disclosed a massive breach on the university’s systems on Tuesday morning.

The breach was discovered a fortnight ago on May 17, with the university being first accessed during “late 2018”.

“We believe there was unauthorised access to significant amounts of personal staff, student, and visitor data extending back 19 years,” Schmidt wrote.

“Depending on the information you have provided to the university, this may include names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, personal email addresses and emergency contact details, tax file numbers, payroll information, bank account details, and passport details. Student academic records were also accessed.”

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