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Hackers Post Personal Details from 53 Universities Worldwide

DATA LOSS—U.S.

October 4, 2012

The New York Times reports on a breach affecting thousands of personal records from 53 universities around the world. Hackers published records from schools including Harvard, Stanford, Cornell, Princeton, Johns Hopkins and the University of Zurich. Details included 36,000 e-mail addresses as well as names, usernames, passwords, addresses and phone numbers of students, faculty and staff, the report states. The hackers claiming responsibility call themselves Team GhostShell and cited “changing education laws in Europe and spikes in tuition fees in the United States” as their motives. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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