Hackers steal student data from Australia’s top university
The Australian National University (ANU) has experienced a massive data breach in which hackers got hold of 19 years’ worth of sensitive information on ANU students, many of whom are now government officials.
ANU announced the breach on Tuesday, saying that the attack had been carried out by “a sophisticated operator,” and that the university was investigating the incident together with security experts from the public and private sectors. The compromised data includes addresses, phone numbers, bank account information, passport numbers and tax file numbers.
Australia has suffered several major cyber attacks in the past. Local media have often blamed the attacks on China and other states.