06 Jan '12, 12am

Web server that hosted research papers and publications at NUS hacked, staff passwords at risk

A web server that hosted research papers and publications at the National University of Singapore (NUS) was found to have been hacked into on Thursday, a spokesman said. The passwords of 70 staff members were likely to have been compromised in the incident. But he said that the information stored on the server was 'not of a confidential nature' and none of it had been removed or tampered with. The information was also accessible to the public, and the affected accounts had access only to the hacked server, not the NUS network, the university added. Background story JUST AN EXAMPLE 'We are just here to show the poor security standards some websites have. We have our best intentions.' A user, who signed off as Team Intra As a precautionary measure, the passwords of all affected accounts had been reset and the server disconnected from the network, said the spokesman. Please e...

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