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Hackers Post Lawyers’ CLE Info from Rutgers; Group Says It Accessed Data to Protest Education Costs

Posted Oct 12, 2012 6:31 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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More than 1,500 lawyers who took continuing legal education courses from Rutgers’ law schools were notified on Tuesday that some of their personal data was posted by hackers.

Names, addresses, encrypted passwords, telephone numbers and email addresses were accessed, the New Jersey Law Journal reports. The information posted online by hackers has since been removed, but affected lawyers were urged to change their passwords on all accounts where they were used.

The website www.rutgersscle.com was among 100 university websites that were hacked, the story says. A group called Team GhostShell took responsibility for the attacks. The group said it was protesting rising education costs and student loan debt.

Rutgers says it has responded by beefing up security on the website.

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