Ghostshell Hacks Into Universities

  • Universities around the world hacked
  • New campaign called ‘Project Westwind’
  • Databases injected with malware

The anonymous team behind Project Hellfire is at it once again- now targeting universities around the world.

  • Universities around the world hacked
  • New campaign called ‘Project Westwind’
  • Databases injected with malware

The anonymous team behind Project Hellfire is at it once again- now targeting universities around the world.

Team GhostShell is now working on a new campaign called "Project WestWind". The project is aimed at "raising 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".

To get its message across, group leader 'DeadMellox' tweeted a link to a dump on Pastebin. The link contains email addresses, passwords, IDs and names of students and faculty members.

The universities victimised are Harvard, John Hopkins, the University of Michigan, Tokyo University, New York University, Princeton and the University of Rome.

The team has been known for their role in Project Hellfire, where a million accounts from organisations across the world including the CIA and Wall Street were lifted. They stole one million user accounts from roughly 100 website owned by government agencies, banks and consulting firms.

GhostShell cited tuition fees, politics, heavy-handed teaching regulations and job uncertainty as issues that need to be addressed.

"After carefully filtering the [servers] that we've already leaked before and the ones where Anonymous has in major operations, we have eventually got together a new fresh list. The majority of them should be here. Also, some of us decided to go ahead and add vulnerable links to the other ones anyway, which you can find at the bottom, at 'Other Universities'."

Adding more damage, the team warned that many of the databases were already injected with malware.

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