University of Tasmania IT bungle leads to mass student data breach

University of Tasmania IT bungle leads to mass student data breach

Posted September 21, 2020

University of Tasmania IT bungle leads to mass student data breach

  • Nearly 20,000 University of Tasmania (UTAS) students have had their personal information exposed to the entire campus after a major IT bungle.
  • The mistake was blamed on security settings on shared files which were “unintentionally configured incorrectly” which had “made the information visible and accessible to unauthorised users”.
  • UTAS said the data that was breached “is used to inform the ways the university supports students in their studies”.

– Mark Saunokonoko | September 21, 2020