AU: ‘Security risks’: Ministers’ private email accounts in historical data breach

Matt Denien reports:

A private email account used by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, and potentially the password unlocking a linked social media platform, was exposed in a 2016 data breach that affected more than 150 million other LinkedIn users across the globe.

An account used by Transport Minister Mark Bailey, which was subject to a corruption probe one year later, is also linked to the trove of details, with online security experts warning the potential password exposures could still pose information security risks for the government.

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