Honors mailing list hacked, offensive memes in email chain reported to dean of students

Rachel Sawicki reports:

The honors email list for the class of 2022 and 2023 was hacked last week, and the email chain of replies, containing an offensive meme, may have consequences for the student who sent it.


Michael Chajes, director of the university Honors Program, said that no personal information was compromised and whoever sent the email may not have had any intentions other than getting more students to fill out their survey.

“We have no idea how that person got access to these class lists because they’re not a member of those lists,” Chajes said. “In response to that we’ve changed all all those lists so that no one else can use those.”

Read more on The Review, the student-run newspaper of the University of Delaware.

Well, okay, but it sounds like more investigation is needed into how the lists were obtained — and whether more information should not be considered directory information or publicly available under the university’s FERPA policies.

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