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Durham University’s Employee Data Compromised In Portal Hack, Louisiana State University Suffers Phishing Attack

16 - 23 October 2018

The Durham University’s employee data had been compromised after its benefits portal, which is supplied by food services and facilities management firm Sodexo, was hacked.
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The Durham University’s employee data had been compromised after its benefits portal, which is supplied by food services and facilities management firm Sodexo, was hacked. The hack exposed the names, emails, and home addresses of all Durham University employees. Sodexo has notified all employees who were affected by the breach. Meanwhile, the university’s website has uploaded information to guide users on the appropriate responses in the event of a data breach.

The Louisiana State University (LSU) warned its students, faculty, and employees of a series of phishing emails that had compromised more than 200 accounts. The phishing emails seemed to be replies to a previous conversation from a lsu.edu email address and urged recipients to click a malicious link to read the full message. LSU advised recipients to avoid clicking on the link and instead report the emails to IT security. 

References:
[1] University staff data compromised in breach
[2] LSU warns of phishing scam involving school email addresses

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