The hacker collective @1923Turkz has been at it again this time targeting the Federal University of Bahia (https://www.ufba.br/). The breach happened in the early hours of today and as a result the site suffered a leak of information which is int he form of account credentials. The site which is the actually the first ever university of Brazil and opened in 1808 according to its information page here. The hack was announced by the collective from their official twitter account @1923Turkz and has been posted to anonpaste.me> Universidade Federal da Bahia DB Hacked anonpaste.me/anonpaste2/ind… @cyber_war_news @ehackernews @esecurity @thehackersnews @hnbulletin — 1923Turk (@1923Turkz) May 21, 2013
The leaked data which was upload to anon paste contains 553 account credentials with user names, email addresses and clear text passwords for what appears to be clients or users of the sites services which is pretty sad considering its the oldest university in Brazil you would expect them to at least practice safe password storage with encryption but they don't. Recently the same hackers have managed to breach other university's or collages from different country's such as the Imperial College London and the Lomonosov, Moscow State University.