NZ: ‘Unfortunate and regrettable incident’: Inside the Otago University data breach

Hamish McNeilly reports:

An online loophole allowed a handful of users to access a veritable treasure trove of information at the University of Otago.

The types of information, revealed to Stuff following an Official Information Act request, included phone numbers, addresses, passport details, exam results, police vetting lists, academic integrity investigation invitation letters, referee reports, passport scans, p-card receipts, and invoices.

The university was alerted to the loophole – which it has since closed – by the editor of student magazine Critic Te Ārohi on October 5.

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