University of Pittsburgh

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May 3, 2012
Pittsburgh , PA
United States
Pennsylvania US
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Hackers associating themselves with Anonymous claimed to have obtained the private information of University of Pittsburgh students and alumni. The hackers threatened to release the information publicly unless the University apologized to students, law enforcement, and professors.  The University was involved in the arrest of several supporters of Anonymous. Student passwords, dorm information, payment and credit information, parent information, coursework and grades, as well as alumni information may be exposed.

UPDATE (08/28/2012): Two men were arrested for allegedly participating in a hack of University of Pittsburgh. One entered a plea of not guilty.