North Dakota University System Hacked

In February, it was discovered that one of the servers of North Dakota University System (NDUS) was breached. This server contained details of 290,000 individuals.The hackers gained access to the server by using a compromised existing account credential in October 2013. Details such as social security numbers of current and former students, and, IDs of 784 faculty and staff members were stored on the server. After conducting forensic analysis, NDUS did not find any clue whether the hackers penetrated the system to steal data.

Based on the forensic investigation, it is likely the intruder's intent was only to use the server's processing power to launch attacks on other computers and systems. The intruder may not have even been aware that the sensitive information was stored on this server,

Even if there was no such sign, the university signed a contract with AllClear ID to provide free Identity Protection Coverage for a period of one year for all the individual who's information was stored on this particular server.The university warns all those to be very careful as they may receive phishing scams.
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