Data breach: KU launches probe; says `analysis going on’

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Srinagar, Aug 10: The University of Kashmir has launched a probe into the alleged data leak.

The varsity however clarified that preliminary investigation has revealed that the data is unmodified.

This follows the report that hackers have stolen the personal data of students and sold it on a hacking forum.

“Just spotted an alleged database of The University of Kashmir being sold on a hacking forum. Threat actor goes by the name “ViktorLustig” selling the database of @KmrUniversity for $250. He shared a Database index showing what he has,” tweeted Abhishek Verma.

On his Twitter profile, Verma said he is a journalist Covering @Android and  @Google news at @DroidMaze

“As per the post, He has Student Info, Registration Number, Email, Password, Employees, and more data. He shared a txt file named “dbs.txt” showing an index of the same. I am sharing the index through pastebin: https://pastebin.com/WTZS80Tp. Additionally, the admin of the forum goes by the name `pompompurin’ replied and confirms that the alleged database is legitimate,’ Verma added.

Soon after, the university said preliminary analysis reveal that the data is unmodified.

“The alleged breach is being analyzed and as per the preliminary analysis, it has been found that the data is unmodified. Any breach on data read (which is already accessible in the public domain) is being analyzed in-depth and depending upon the analysis, University will take further course of action and take an appropriate legal recourse accordingly,” the spokesperson said.

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