The Guardian reports Australian National University was the victim of a data breach involving an estimated 200,000 people. Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt said a hacker illegally accessed the university’s systems in late 2018. “We believe there was unauthorised access to significant amounts of personal staff, student and visitor data extending back 19 years,” Schmidt said. The breach allowed access to an array of personal and financial information, but such information as stored credit card details, travel information, medical records, police checks and workers’ compensation were not involved. Meanwhile, valuation firm LandMark White has informed law enforcement of its recent data breach. Princess Polly, an Australian-based online fashion retailer, also sustained a data breach that potentially exposed the personal and payment information of an undisclosed number of customers.
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