OMC Targeted in Latest Leak involving Santa Clara University

Sophie Mattson & Jenni Sigl report:

In the latest breach of cybersecurity on campus, a trove of internal documents from the Office of Marketing and Communications were leaked by the anonymous hacker SCUWatch.

On Oct. 17, this newspaper received an email from an unknown sender containing a file folder labeled “OMC_Leak.” The anonymous sender, who only identified themselves as SCUWatch, sent internal documents from Santa Clara’s Office of Marketing and Communications. Included in these documents were crisis management plans, university social media strategies and personal contact information for upper level administrators.


In an interview with The Santa Clara, Owen said that both leaks were the result of careless password management and not a breach of university systems or firewalls.

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