100+ Education hacked, thousands of accounts leaked by @TeamGhostShell

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Early today @TeamGhostShell announced a big leak that was aimed towards education based websites all around the world. the as normal comes in a many different parts which have been mirrored at least 3 times for each leak.

This is not the first time we have seen big leaks by this crew with one coming out almost every month or so. The attack has been dubbed #ProjectWestWind and contains the following message which is from Team ghost Shells leader, @DeadMellox

We have set out to raise awareness towards the changes made in today’s education, how new laws imposed by politicians affect us, our economy and overall, our way of life. How far we have ventured from learning valuable skills that would normally help us be prepared in life, to just, simply memorizing large chunks of text in exchange for good grades. How our very own traditions are heard less and less, losing touch with who we truly are. Slowly casting the identities, that our ancestors fought to protect, into exile. – TGS

As a wise man once said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Updates* We wanted to bring to your attention different examples from Europe, how the laws change so often that even the teachers have a hard time adjusting to them, let alone, the students, to the US, where tuition fees have spiked up so much that by the time you finish any sort of degree, you will be in more debt than you can handle and with no certainty that you will get a job, to Asia, where strict & limited teachings still persist and never seem to catch up with the times and most of the time fail to prep you up for a world where foreign affairs are crucial in this day and age.

Even so, we figured, how hypocrites we’d have to be to enforce our own beliefs in this release, that’s why, this turned out into an open debate where you are all welcome to participate. You don’t have to talk about it with us, what’s important is that you bring up the subject “today’s education” in day-to-day conversations with your family, friends, people close to you and try to understand the system better, together. How it works, how a certain type of diploma can or cannot help you in your road to the career you want to pursue.

As for us, we have taken the time to gather opinions and points of views from different anonymous members, all around the globe. On behalf of Team GhostShell, I would like to respectfully thank all those that have contributed to this release. It has been a unique experience. – DeadMellox

The websites that have been attacked comes from all corners of the globe and are all education based. All together there is over 57 different universities from countries such as America, united kingdom, japan, Australia and others.

We have processed all data that contains breaches emails on ozdc.net so if you are worried about your account being leaked use the search feature.

Below is a list of main affected universities and schools but many had been hit more than 2 times and all them appear to be via sub domains that are running exploitable websites scripts that are allowing SQLi to be carried out.

List of all breached sites with full statistics on data found here.

List of main affected.

  1. University of Melbourne
  2. Harvard ,
  3. Stanford
  4. John Hopkins
  5. University of Wisconsin
  6. University of Michigan
  7. Cambridge University
  8. Princeton - leak results
  9. Imperial College London – leak results
  10. University of Wisconsin
  11. University of Pennsylvania
  12. Cornell University
  13. University of Houston
  14. Linkoping University
  15. New York University
  16. University of Edinburgh
  17. University of Maryland
  18. University of British Columbia
  19. University of Texas
  20. University of Colorado
  21. Duke University
  22. Rutgers University
  23. Manchester University
  24. University of Pittsburgh
  25. University of Zurich
  26. University of Florida
  27. University of Berlin
  28. Utrecht University
  29. Osaka University
  30. Heidelberg University
  31. Moscow State University
  32. University of Freiburg
  33. Texas A&M University
  34. Boston University
  35. McMaster University
  36. University of Goettingen
  37. Purdue University
  38. Purdue University
  39. University of Nottingham
  40. University of Sheffield
  41. Uppsala University
  42. University of Basel
  43. University of Arizona
  44. Case Western Reserve University
  45. Case Western Reserve University
  46. Arizona State University Server
  47. Nagoya University
  48. Tohoku University
  49. University of Bristol
  50. Ohio State University
  51. University of Oslo
  52. University of Utah
  53. University of Strasbourg
  54. University of Rome
  55. Concordia University
  56. Tokyo University
  57. Kyoto University

More details statistics coming when time allows.