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The Tasmanian state government has recently suffered a data breach. The hackers targeted a third-party transfer software used by the Tasmanian Department of Education, Children and Young People. Initially the Science and Technology Minister said that it appeared that no government held data was compromised. However further investigations revealed that financial data had been stolen. And on Good Friday, the hackers released 16,000 documents containing names, addresses and bank statements of Tasmanian parents and students. Those affected have been sent emails, urging them to monitor their bank accounts and report any suspicious financial activity. The attack is currently being investigated by the Australian Cyber Security Centre.

This segment was created for the It’s 5:05 podcast