Hackers steal student data from Australia's top university

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Personal details of students, staff and visitors of a top Australian university has been exposed in a "sophisticated" data breach.

The Australian National University said it detected the breach two weeks ago and is "working closely with government security agencies and industry partners to investigate further".

In a statement, Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt said sensitive data of students, including bank account numbers and passport details, extending back 19 years was stolen.

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