Incident: Sydney headquartered MEGT data breach exposed students passport details, education data | Computerworld

Incident: Sydney headquartered MEGT data breach exposed students passport details, education data | Computerworld

Australian Information Security Incident Reported: June 27 2019

Sydney headquartered MEGT data breach exposed students passport details, education data

Education provider hit by sizeable data breach
Reported in: Computer World Australia

Sydney-headquartered MEGT provides recruitment, group training and payroll services. The breach is believed to have related to its international student education arm.

An open Amazon Web Services S3 bucket exposed sensitive data about international students, including passport scans, visa details, and education agreements.

The collection of tens of thousands of documents appeared to include invoices, placement documents, and copies of emails received by MEGT.

.Source: Data breach exposed students passport details, education data

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