AU: Hacker steals thousands of student records from WA TAFE

Apologies. I think I missed this one last week. Allie Coyne reported:

An attacker has infiltrated the systems of a West Australian TAFE and accessed the sensitive personal details of more than 13,000 students.

The unknown attacker gained unauthorised remote access to North Metropolitan TAFE‘s IT system on August 28 and September 5, WA Education minister Sue Ellery told parliament yesterday.

The hacker accessed details on an unknown number of staff and 13,782 students that included names and addresses as well as “some” encrypted passwords and IP addresses, she said.

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