Thousands of examiners’ personal details stolen in AQA cyber-attack

John Dickens reports:

Tens of thousands of examiners have had their personal details hacked after the exam board AQA was victim to a cyber-attack.

Data relating to 64,000 examiners stored on some of AQA’s online systems has been stolen by attackers, including examiners’ name, address, personal phone numbers, and passwords.

However the board stressed the systems attacked did not store any bank details, nor data belonging to schools or pupils, or exam material.

The Information Commissioner’s Office is now investigating the data breach.

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