News & Features | Sep 1st, 2011
Over 43,000 Yale Faculty, Staff And Students Get Hacked
According to Business Insider, Yale University has become a victim of Google hacking -- also known as Google dorking -- when cybercriminals use Google search functions to access data on the Internet. The article explains that students and faculty at the Ivy League institution had their personal data -- including names and Social Security numbers -- available online for nearly ten months. This sensitive information was stored on an FTP server accessible through a simple web search.