Anna Henderson and defence correspondent Andrew Greene
The ABC can reveal Defence Force Recruiting’s outsourced electronic records system was taken offline and quarantined from other military networks in February, while IT specialists worked to contain an apparent security breach.
Since 2003, the Powerforce database has stored sensitive information about ADF recruits, under a contract awarded to the ManpowerGroup company.
Details stored on the online system include medical exams, psychological records and summaries of initial interviews with potential recruits.
Read more on ABC.