Data breach aided university phishing scam

Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 9:57 AM EST

A highly targeted phishing attack last year that scammed dozens of Indiana University students out of their personal and financial data appears to have been aided in part by a previously undisclosed hacker break-in at one of the school's main research servers, according to documents unearthed by a doctoral student there.

In June 2006, an unknown number of IU students and faculty received an e-mail warning that online bill-paying services attached to their IU Employees Federal Credit Union accounts would be suspended unless they "renewed" their contract with the institution. According to the school's student news outlet, the Indiana Daily Student, that attack netted up to 80 victims.

At Washington Post.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Intentional backdoors in iOS devices uncovered

Posted on 22 July 2014.  |  A researcher has revealed that Apple has equipped its mobile iOS with several undocumented features that can be used by attackers and law enforcement to access the sensitive data contained on the devices running it.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Tue, Jul 22nd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //