Cyber attack via phishing which resulted in the theft of personal data

Synopsis

In June 2019, the university disclosed a data breach following a phishing attack in May where "an email pretending to be from ACU [tricked] users into clicking on a link or opening an attachment and then entering credentials into a fake ACU login page" and compromised a number of staff email accounts.

Attackers obtained the staff login credentials via the phishing email which were then used to access the email accounts, calendars and bank account details of affected staff members.

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Courtenay Brammar

Experienced global enterprise risk and governance professional. Previously Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Deloitte Risk Advisory practitioner and PRMIA steering committee member in both London and New York.

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