Tribal Reports Data Breach In Australia; Other Operations Unaffacted

(Alliance News) - Tribal Group PLC shares fell Monday after the education software and services ...

Alliance News 12 August, 2019 | 10:17AM
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(Alliance News) - Tribal Group PLC shares fell Monday after the education software and services provider reported a data breach at an Australian subsidiary.

The company said it has been made aware of the unauthorised disclosure and likely access of personal information of approximately 9,300 individuals, held by unit Tribal Campus.

Tribal Campus held the data in its capacity as a provider of a student information system to MEGT, an educational organisation in Australia.

Shares in Tribal Group were down 4.7% at 70.50 pence each in London.

"Upon discovery of the unauthorised disclosure, immediate steps were taken by Tribal to secure the data and external forensic cyber security experts were appointed to investigate the circumstances and scope of the incident," the company said in a statement.

Tribal has contacted affected individuals and advised on the steps they should take. It also continues to work closely with the regulator in Australia, while investigations over the data breach remain ongoing.

The company also confirmed that the Australian data breach was an isolated incident relating to the migration of data for a single Tribal Campus customer in Australia involving a non-production system.

"No other customers, products or regions have been affected," the company said, adding that trading for the full year remains in line with board's expectations.

Tribal does not expect costs relating to the data breach to be material. It is slated to release its interim results on August 20.

By Tapan Panchal; tapanpanchal@alliancenews.com

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