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Harvard University Hacked; Backup of Server Databases Found on Bittorrent

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Feb 20, 2008.

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    While The Pirate Bay, itself, is not involved in any crime (which is really the only reason that groups like the RIAA haven't been able to get a conviction on any of the administrators just yet), it certainly is a host to all manner of evil. Most recently, the torrent tracker found a 125MB zip file, which turns out to be the backup from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website. The torrent was actually seeded from a Harvard-based IP address, and carries all manner of information, passwords, and files. The .NFO file, in broken English, reads as follows:
    This is the first security breach since 2005. Harvard is currently working on patching the breach, and at this point, the main website that was hacked is down.

    Source: TorrentFreak
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