Students using events app Get, previously known as Qnect, may have had their personal data exposed online
The personal details of an estimated 50,000 students involved in university clubs and societies around Australia may have been exposed online, in the second breach of its kind for the company holding the data.
Get, previously known as Qnect, is an app built for university societies and clubs to facilitate payments for events and merchandise. The app operates in four countries with 159,000 active student users, and 453 clubs using it.
Vice-chancellor says hack involved personal and payroll details going back 19 years
The Australian National University is in damage control after discovering a major data breach a fortnight ago in which a “significant” amount of staff and student information was accessed by a “sophisticated operator”.
The university has confirmed an estimated 200,000 people have been affected by the hack, based on student numbers each year and staff turnover.