PH: San Beda student portal hacked, personal data of thousands stolen

Rambo Talabong reports:

A still unidentified hacker has infiltrated the online student portal of San Beda University (SBU), gaining access to personal information and social media passwords of thousands of students and apparently releasing them online.

“We discovered an incident where your email address and password, as used in the student portal was accessed by an unknown entity, purporting to be a hacker, and illegally released the same publicly via social media platform Twitter,” SBU said in a statement to its community on Saturday, June 6.

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Update:  In what seems to be related news, Cebu Daily News reports:

The University of the Philippines Cebu (UP Cebu) assured its students and alumni that no sensitive and personal information was leaked after hackers reportedly broke into its evaluation system.

UP Cebu Chancellor Liza Corro also clarified that the university’s student database system, called Student Academic Information System (SAIS), was not breached.

Reports of personal data among UP Cebu students being leaked came hours after suspicious “dummy” accounts bearing names of several of the university’s students and alumni surfaced last Sunday, a development that has also affected netizens not affiliated with UP.

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