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University Hacked, Private Data Looks Safe

DATA PROTECTION—AUSTRALIA

April 22, 2011

Melbourne's Monash University has confirmed its Web site was hacked last weekend. ZDNet reports that the hack did not compromise "any private university data." The Monash Web site was hacked in 35 domains, but the university's chief information officer said the hack's "effects were limited to the publishing of non-Monash material on the externally-facing Web site," and that it appears "that neither Monash nor the wider Australian Higher Education Community were a specific target." The university has launched its own investigation and reported the breach to authorities including the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team.
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