Australian Students' Personal Details HackedAdded: Monday, November 23rd, 2015
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When Queensland’s Education Department was hacked a few days ago, some information was stolen, including allegations of sexual assault.
Recently, the Attorney General told Parliament that a hacker attack on TAFE Queensland and Department of Education and Training network exposed only low-level data that could be otherwise accessed on other public websites, including the White Pages. Nevertheless, given the public disclosure of some of the data, it was confirmed that over 600 Department of Education records since 2013 had been accessed illegally, except for financial data.
Premier of Queensland was asked by the opposition leader in Parliament whether she was aware that departmental officers were calling students’ parents to notify them about the leak of personal information about their children, including complaints of sexual assault. The premier confirmed that the Minister of Education did advise her that it was happening. However, the latter refused to elaborate on the hacker attack, explaining that she had been advised by police and the government’s chief information officer not to reveal details. The politicians have been taking the advice of the police on what is appropriate to say publicly and decided not to add any fuel to the fire in regards to this incident.
A few days ago, the local government admitted that it knew about the hack only after receiving an email threat from an unknown source. According to the law enforcement authorities, the hack came after a spate of similar attacks on other agencies across Australia. It is known that no one person has been referred for investigation, rather the release of the data itself and how it happened.
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