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Hackers Hit ANU Network: Report

The Australian National University’s computer network has been “significantly compromised”, according to a so far unconfirmed Fairfax report.

But the AU is claiming that “no staff, student or research information has been taken – and counter-measures are being undertaken.”

Said an  ANU spokesperson: “The university has been working in partnership with Australian Government agencies for several months to minimise the impact of this threat, and we continue to seek and take advice from Australian government agencies.

“Current assessments indicate no staff, student or research information has been taken and counter-measures are being undertaken.”

However unnamed national security  officials have maintained that the attack was serious. One official said that it could be “assumed that this cyber intrusion has resulted in the theft of information”.

According to a Nine News report, the hackers have “dominated” the ANU network, effectively gaining administrative rights to the university’s internal systems.


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