The University of Adelaide is among a number of Australian organisations who may have been impacted by a data security incident at human resources technology provider PageUp.
The University of Adelaide uses PageUp to manage job applications and candidate information, in addition to a number of internal HR processes.
While at this time PageUp has been unable to definitively confirm if any University of Adelaide applicant data has been compromised, PageUp have now advised that no employment contracts, applicant resumes, Australian tax file numbers or bank account information were affected by the security incident.
To the extent that any University of Adelaide staff or applicants have been affected, compromised data may include names, street addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers, and biographical information including gender, date of birth and nationality.
Refer the PageUp website at https://www.pageuppeople.com/unauthorised-activity-on-it-system/ for further information.
On Thursday 7 June, at the University’s request, PageUp forcibly expired all passwords that applicants have created as part of University of Adelaide business processes that rely on the PageUp solution. When you next use PageUp, you will be prompted to set up a new PageUp password.
The University’s Data Breach Response Group continue to monitor advice from PageUp as this is made available.
The University of Adelaide takes data security very seriously and remains confident of data security within our own systems. Anyone with data security concerns can contact ITDS helpdesk at email@example.com or on 8313 3000.
Applicants or staff with queries about staff recruitment can contact the HR Service Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 8313 1111.
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