The German hacker known as D35m0nd142 claims to have gained access to a total of 1,300 databases stored on the systems of New York University, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University and Moscow University.
The hacker has told me in an email that the databases contain email addresses, passwords, activation keys.
However, since his main goal is to get the affected universities to patch up their systems, he hasn’t published any of the data, except for some table names.
Of the 1,300 databases, around 1,200 belong to New York University, the hacker said.
D35m0nd142 says he has notified the administrators of the aforementioned institutions.
Over the past period, many hacker groups have demonstrated that the websites of universities from all over the world are easy to breach because of the numerous security holes they contain. D35m0nd142’s claims simply reinforces the fact.