Coverage goes quiet on ANU data disaster

No word from management on how its data breach happened

On Tuesday ANU VC Brian Schmidt told staff that 19 years of staff and student personal data was hacked. The university got a generous run from main media on the day, which reported the university’s statement. The university was quiet on what it had done, or not, which made possible the breach in its data protections and with nobody to ask media had nothing to report.

Yesterday the herd moved on, distracted by Australian Federal Police raids on the ABC. Good for ANU management, bad for staff and students interested in how their personal data was not securely held.


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