Australian Information Security Incident Reported: November 19 2019
Australian University Data Leak November 2019: Australian National University ANU students forced to re-sit exam after data leak
Students in the Digital Analysis course at the ANU will be forced to re-take an exam, potentially delaying their graduation, after the university confirmed a data leak last week.
“The need for a class to re-sit an exam is extremely rare, and is only undertaken when absolutely required,” an ANU spokesperson said after security protocols successfully identified that a breach had occurred.
“The leak has seriously compromised the academic integrity of the exam, to the point where ANU has no other option but to require a re-sit by all students enrolled in the course.”
ANU says the leak was not a cyberattack and that no systems were compromised, with a range of measures already in place to ensure the integrity of course assessments.
“This matter is being treated very seriously. ANU is investigating the cause and how this type of incident can be prevented in the future.”