A hacking group has breached multiple servers from Universities around the world.
The group, calling itself GhostShell, accessed the servers and posted to Pastebin more than 120,000 records, including usernames, passwords, and cell numbers of students and faculty members of the various universities.
GhostShell said the goal of its data dump was to focus public attention on the state of higher education.
“We wanted to bring to your attention different examples from Europe, how the laws change so often that even the teachers have a hard time adjusting to them, let alone the students; to the US, where tuition fees have spiked up so much that by the time you finish any sort of degree, you will be in more debt than you can handle and with no certainty that you will get a job; to Asia, where strict & limited teachings still persist and never seem to catch up with the times and most of the time fail to prep you up for a world where foreign affairs are crucial in this day and age.”
Some of the universities affected include Harvard, Stanford, Cornell and Princeton.