Stanford University investigating network breach
- Stanford University is investigating "an apparent breach of its information technology infrastructure."
- Chief Financial Officer Randall Livingston e-mailed the university's entire community late Wednesday, writing that officials are unaware of any protected health, financial or Social Security information being compromised and urging users to change their passwords.
- The hack is similar to one reported in May by "Ag3nt47," who has also allegedly hacked the sites of Harvard, MIT, Rutgers, NASA, Mazda and others—and a tweet from the hacker quoted by TechCrunch but no longer available claims to have Stanford's "entire database."
From the article:
... Still, it’s possible that Ag3nt47 is taking credit for another hackers’ work, or thinking Stanford is investigating their hack, when Stanford is looking at a different breach. A recent New York Times article notes that U.S. campuses are fighting millions of cyber attacks every week, most of which are thought to be from China. ...
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