Hacker Group Team GhostShell Targets Web Servers For Top 100 Universities Worldwide

Posted Oct 12, 2012

Late last month and early this month, there was a group of hackers by the name Team GhostShell has attempted to penetrate the servers at top 100 universities including Harvard University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Tokyo University.  The hacker project was known as Project WestWind according to the group’s website on Pastebin.com.  Specifically at MSU they tried to get into four web servers used for websites stated Michigan State University spokesman Kent Cassella.

?We have set out to raise awareness toward the changes made in today?s education, how new laws imposed by politicians affect us, our economy and overall, our way of life,? said Team GhostShell?s Pastebin page.  Team GhostShell claims to have leaked around 120,000 records and accounts.  The information includes the e-mail addresses and names of students and faculty.  The information grabbed from Team GhostShell was public information on websites.

Currently the incident is being investigated in part by the Michigan State University police.  The information leaked was likely not a big deal.  Those websites are now being secured.

[State News]