Data breach where staff and student records were stolen

Synopsis

In July 2020, the university disclosed that they had launched an investigation after a ransomware attack occurred in May 2020 at the third party provider of their customer relationship management system. Personal details of students, staff and alumni may have been stolen by hackers who used the data to demand a ransom.

The university said details believed accessed included names, gender, dates of birth, addresses and contact details, course and exam results and professional details.

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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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