TEQSA warns of “an emerging cyber security” risk

Watch out there are hackers about

The Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency says there is an “emerging cyber security risk” for Australian HE institutions.

“Researchers” in the US have told it that Australian HE websites in the edu.au domain, “appear to have been compromised by companies working on behalf of commercial cheating service operators.”

TEQSA says it has alerted providers to code being inserted into  websites that redirects users to a cheating service site or links to such. There are also lures to fake scholarships and essay contests, “designed to harvest original student work that the commercial cheating services then on-sell.”