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Team GhostShell Leak 120k Student Records

posted Oct 3, 2012, 1:15 PM by Beau Bullock
This past Monday a hacking group affiliated with Anonymous known as Team GhostShell dumped 120,000 student records and user accounts.  The dump included hashed and plaintext passwords, usernames, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates, and ethnicity.  Team GhostShell titled this "Project WestWind".  In their post on pastebin GhostShell detail that the top 100 universities around the world were there target.  On their reasoning they state:
We have set out to raise awareness towards the changes made in today's education, how new laws imposed by politicians affect us, our economy and overall, our way of life. How far we have ventured from learning valuable skills that would normally help us be prepared in life, to just, simply memorizing large chunks of text in exchange for good grades. How our very own traditions are heard less and less, losing touch with who we truly are. Slowly casting the identities, that our ancestors fought to protect, into exile.

 

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