UNSW hacked, servers shut down

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UNSW hacked, servers shut down

Motivations behind festive hacks unclear.

The University of NSW (UNSW) has shut down two dozen servers after it was subjected to a “concerted” hacking effort over the last two months.

It could not immediately tell SC what data may have been lost in the hacks, which were originally reported by the Sydney Morning Herald.

 The motivation behind the attacks was also unclear.

A "number of user accounts" were suspended and 25 servers turned off on 5 January after the attacks, SMH reported.

Forensic investigations are underway and the university says there is yet no evidence data was stolen.

More to come.

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