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Unmodified, further analysis going on says KU on alleged cyber attack

SRINAGAR: Amid reports that personal data of over one million students of the University of Kashmir was spotted on the “dark web”, the varsity on Wednesday said that the information is “unmodified” and that “further analysis going on”.

The alleged database of Kashmir University students has been put on sale for just $250 on a hacking forum by “ViktorLustig”, the report by an independent media outlet reads.

The threat actor, the report says, has shared a database index to show the data he has in his possession. It claims to include student information, registration number, phone number, email address, password, employee data, and more.

“The database is listed on Breached Forums, the famous hacking forum that gained international attention earlier this month with a data breach exposing over 1 billion Chinese residents, the report says.

Meanwhile, Kashmir University in a statement said that the varsity data was “unmodified and that further analysis is going on in the matter.”

“The alleged breach is being analyzed and as per the preliminary analysis, it has been found that the data is unmodified,” the statement reads. “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 further said.

 

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