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October: Ghostshell hacks universities, massive data breach
Records from a number of prominent universities were made public after a Ghostshell hacker obtained more than 120,000 records and sets of data. Most of the data was SQL-related content.
The leaked data contained more than 36,600 email addresses were identified and tens of thousands of university student, faculty, and staff names were disclosed. While the details of only one bank account were disclosed, much of the data included ethnic, nationality and other personally identifiable information, as well as a whole range of passwords.
The Ghostshell group is known for its higher education agenda, with focus not limited to tuition fees and troubles in the post-graduation job market.
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