AU: Support Staff survives data theft attempt

Ry Crozier reports:

A recruiter hit by a thief attempting to install malware had fielded calls from government departments anxious for assurances that the business’s IT systems were not breached.

Support Staff Australasia’s managing director Richard Gilham told iTnews he had assurances from police investigators and his IT team that the thief did not access its mainframe.

“If he’d got through to the mainframe he would have got access to numerous amounts of information on overseas partners, international candidates and all of our local information,” Gilham said.

“I need to emphasise he wasn’t successful.”

More details have emerged about the bizarre break-in, which saw remote access software installed on a Support Staff PC.

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