AQA examiners’ personal details stolen following cyber attack

Around 64,000 AQA examiners have had their personal details stolen by hackers from the exam board’s online systems.

Thousands of people associated with the exam board, including current and former examiners and moderators, had their names, addresses, personal phone numbers and passwords taken as a result.

However, the board states that the systems which were attacked did not store any bank details, information belonging to schools, or exam material.

The Information Commissioner’s Office is now investigating the data breach.

David Shaw, AQA’s chief information officer, said: “We’re really disappointed that this has happened despite our huge efforts to keep our systems secure, and we’re very sorry that our examiners have been affected.”

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