AU: ABC Warns Bluebird AR Viewers About Security Breach

Angus Kidman reports on a breach involving the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that potentially affects those who registered for the ABC’s Bluebird AR interactive drama earlier this year.

In an email, ABC wrote:

It has just come to the ABC’s attention that between Sept 9 and October 4 this year, an error in migrating files meant that the email address, username and password you entered when registering for the Dashboard Collective were available to view under certain conditions.

Specifically, one of the text files associated with a downloadable version of the Dashboard Collective Adobe AIR application, which was available for download from the Bluebird AR Open Archive website (http://www.abc.net.au/innovation/bluebird/downloads.htm) included the email address, username and password you entered when registering for the Dashboard Collective.

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