Hack exposes 1,500 University of Cambridge student and employee passwords

Patrick Howell O’Neill reports:

Hackers successfully hit the University of Cambridge’s Cambridge Schools Classics Project website this week, exposing the email addresses and cleartext passwords of over 1,500 students and employees.

The contents of the breach were released freely online earlier this week. On Thursday, a University of Cambridge spokesperson confirmed the incident to the Daily Dot.

“We are aware of a data breach,” the spokesperson said. “Email addresses and passwords of people registered on the Cambridge Schools Classics Project website have been accessed without authorization. We are in the process of notifying affected users.”

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