News & Notes: UK alumni association online account information compromised in hack
The released data gave hackers access to 10 usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords of the administrators of the website, which is run on the WordPress platform. A hashed password is not useful by itself; it must be decrypted to a plaintext password before it can be used by a hacker to access the account. The leak also included archived articles from the alumni association’s website, which are already publicly available.
Other universities listed by GhostShell on their list of compromised schools include Cambridge University, Rutgers University, Cornell and Harvard.
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