Worldwide newsAugust 10, 2022Another education institution attacked: University of Kashmir breached

The Kashmir Observer reports that the University of Kashmir has been hit by a cyber attack which led to the exposure of personal data over 1 million students and employees of the institution, which were sold on the dark web for just USD 250. The cyber criminal, who nicknamed her/himself as “ViktorLustig” the infamous con artist who “sold” the Eiffel Tower twice, shared a database index of the data in her/his possession which related to personally identifiable information (PII) for current and former students of the University and also of employees, including their names, registration numbers, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, employee data, password, email addresses and more. While the post has been deleted from the hacking forum, “it is still available in the Google search index creating a serious threat to the privacy of Kashmir University students and employees” the Kashmir Observer comments. Read more here.