ANU supporting staff caught in data breach

There’s after-disaster care but still silence on what went wrong

ANU says all staff, students and alumni affected by what is surely less the mother and more the extended family of all data breaches were “proactively” contacted by the university yesterday. But when they say “all” they mean everybody they have a current email for.  Given 19 years of records were ransacked they may miss a few.

However, the university is stepping up to help people who do know about the breach, engaging an “identity and cyber security” counselling service to “provide anonymous and tailored advice,” free of charge.

This is good – adding information on what happened would be better, if only so other universities can ensure they are better prepared for data-raids than ANU was. And in the absence of information there is speculation.


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