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University of Virginia Hacked in Suspected Chinese Espionage Case

The data breach allegedly targeted the email accounts of two employees whose work is connected to China.

UVA disclosed the incident on Aug. 14 and shut down many of its IT systems at 5:00 p.m. that day for security upgrades

The school was tipped off by federal authorities months ago and, subsequently on June 11, detected “sophisticated attackers” from China illegally accessed portions of UVA’s IT systems, school officials said.

The university waited two months to announce the breach to “best protect against future attacks” by being “confident that notification would not jeopardize … efforts to secure systems,” officials said.

This weekend, the school is patching a flaw the hackers used to access the network.

FOIA Goof Exposes Illinois Prison Personnel Records

The Social Security numbers and other personal data of Illinois Department of Corrections employees were inadvertently included in a response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

The records also included names, ranks, salaries and job duties.

The department personnel work at the Lawrence and Dixon Correctional Centers.

Wannabe Cyber Gang Hacks University of Miami Librarians

A group claiming to be hacker organization “CyberVor’’ breached email accounts connected to the University of Miami.

A message from the Twitter account of @cybervor posted on July 12 stated in Russian: “We are the Russian dragon of the Internet. You are next. Greetings, University of…

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