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News & Features | Sep 1st, 2011

Over 43,000 Yale Faculty, Staff And Students Get Hacked

Elaine Rigoli

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.

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