Incident: Swinburne University data breach exposes details of 5000 staff, students | iTnews

Incident: Swinburne University data breach exposes details of 5000 staff, students | iTnews

Australian University Data Breach, 16 April 2021

Melbourne’s Swinburne University data breach exposes details of 5000 staff, students

Swinburne says staff, student data has been leaking since 2013

Company Statement: Swinburne responds to data breach 16/04/2021
Source: Swinburne University data breach exposes details of 5000 staff, students | iTnews
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Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology has taken a month to issue information about the leaking on the Internet of personal data over seven years.

In a statement on Friday, the university said it was alerted to the data breach last month and had immediately launched an investigation.

The data, which includes names, email addresses and phone numbers, is “event registration information from multiple events from 2013 onwards”.

“We took immediate action to investigate and respond to this data breach, including removing the information and conducting an audit across other similar sites,” the university said in the statement.

“Our investigation showed that the source of the data was an event registration Web page that is no longer available. The information made available was name, email address and, in some cases, a contact phone number.

Swinburne said it had reported the breach to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner.

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