[funsec] Hack Attack Forces Texas A&M To Change 96,000 Passwords
fergdawg at netzero.net
Thu Mar 1 12:45:44 CST 2007
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Texas A&M University is forcing 96,000 students, faculty, and staff to
change their passwords after a hacker attempted a network break-in.
The university, which is in College Station, Texas, issued an advisory on
Wednesday alerting the campus that a hacker tried to break into electronic
files containing encrypted passwords to some university accounts. The
attack did not affect financial, payroll, or student administrative
systems, the school said.
However, to mitigate the risk, university officials are issuing a mandate
that all of the users of the school's computer system change their NetID
passwords. NetID is a login credential used in many school systems.
- - ferg
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