Ohio State University, Harvard University, Stanford University, Cornell University, Princeton University, John Hopkins University, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, University of Houston, New York University, University of Maryland

Date Breach Made Public: 
October 8, 2012
Extra Info: 

There is no specific location for this breach.

The University of Texas, University of Colorado, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, Rutgers University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Florida, Case Western Reserve University, Texas A&M University, Boston University, Purdue University, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of Utah, Ohio State College of Dentistry, and additional universities were affected.  Universities outside of the United States were also affected.

Each affected university is listed here: http://pastebin.com/AQWhu8Ek

Records Breached: 


A hacking group called Team GhostShell targeted universities around the world.  A total of 53 universities were affected.  Most of the data exposed was publicly available, but student, staff, and faculty usernames and passwords were also exposed. It is unclear if any financial information or Social Security numbers were taken from universities.



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