British Council exposed more than 100,000 files with student records

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  • by Olivia Lawlor-Blackburn
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More than 100,000 files with student records belonging to British Council were found exposed online.

An unsecured Microsoft Azure blob discovered on the internet by a cybersecurity firm revealed student names, IDs, usernames and email addresses, and other personal information.

British Council promotes the study of British culture and the English language around the world and is known for administering the IELTS standardized language exam.

British Council, the global organization for promoting British culture, the English language, and education opportunities, was leaking over 144,000 files containing student records.

The exposed information included:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Student ID
  • Student status
  • Enrollment dates
  • Duration of study
  • Notes

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