Data breach in Australia exposes personal data of 700 000 migrants

The home affairs department in Australia experienced a data breach which resulted in exposing the personal information of 774 000 migrants and individuals aspiring to migrate to Australia. The information includes the outcome of applications, along with the applicants’ names, country of origin, age, qualifications, and marital status. Expressions of interest from candidate migrants are stored for two years and were displayed on a publicly available app, advertised on a governmental website.

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