Education Sector

Data from Nigerian and Kenyan universities compromised after unis fail to act upon whitehat’s notifications

Emanuel Paul reports: …Techpoint can confirm that the websites and databases of two Nigerian universities — Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Benin City — and Mount Kenya University, Thika, Kenya are porous, vulnerable and in urgent need of attention. Also, these data which include admission lists, course registration details,...

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools e-mail hacked by Rick-Rollers

Shawn Krest reports: The email system for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools was used to send a prank email to all Chapel Hill-Carrboro students and staff members on Wednesday. The school confirmed the attack in an email Wednesday evening. “Someone hacked our district email account and sent a phony message to all staff and students,”...

Online education site EduCBA discloses data breach after hack

Lawrence Abrams reports: Online education site EduCBA has started notifying customers that they are resetting their passwords after suffering a data breach. EduCBA is an online education site based out of India that offers over 2,500 online courses and job oriented learning programs focus on finance, technology, and business to their 500,000 learners. Yesterday, EduCBA...