Harvard Investigates IT Security Breach

Melanie Y. Fu reports:

Harvard is investigating a security breach to its Faculty of Arts and Sciences and central administration information technology networks that administrators say may have compromised email login information.

The breach was discovered on June 19, according to a joint statement from Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 and Executive Vice President Katie N. Lapp released Wednesday, and the University is working with federal law enforcement officials and security experts on an investigation.

Garber and Lapp’s statement maintained that officials currently “have no indication that personal data or research data have been exposed,” but administrators are urging affiliates of several University schools to change their Harvard email passwords in response to the incident.


Read more on Harvard Crimson.

The breach had previously been noted on Vulnerable Disclosures on June 24:

Hey Harvard do you realize…

Hey Harvard to you realize your (sic) sending out millions of infected email messages. Dyre to be exact.

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