AU: Queensland TAFE student data exposed in hack
Asha Barbaschow reports:
TAFE Queensland has experienced a breach that has seen the personal details of thousands of the state’s TAFE students exposed.
Queensland Attorney General Yvette D’Ath insists, however, the cyber attack did not uncover anything that wouldn’t be available in a phone book. D’Ath played down the IT system hack on Tuesday morning and said the breach did not uncover sensitive information such as financials or credit card details.
Read more on ZDNet. Courier Mail also covers the hack, and the combined coverage suggests that the hacker may have contacted TAFE to either alert them to the hack or to make some extortion demand. It’s really not clear at this point what happened in terms of who contacted them and why.