Kashmir News Trust [KNT]
The University of Kashmir appears to have fallen victim to a cyberattack.
In a shocking revelation, personal data of over one million students of University of Kashmir was spotted on dark web. The alleged database of Kashmir University students has been put on sale for just $250 on a hacking forum by “ViktorLustig”. The name is inspired by the infamous con artist who “sold” the Eiffel Tower, not once but twice.
The threat actor has shared a database index to show the data he has in his possession. It claims to include student information, registration number, phone number, email address, password, employee data and more.
Just spotted an alleged database of “University of Kashmir” being sold on a hacking forum. Threat actor goes by the name “ViktorLustig” selling the database of @KmrUniversity for $250.
He shared a Database index showing what he has.
— Abhishek Verma (@w3Abhishek) August 6, 2022
The database is listed on Breached Forums, the famous hacking forum that gained international attention earlier this month with a data breach exposing over 1 billion Chinese residents. Twitter user Abhishek Verma received a confirmation from the admin of the forum “pompompurin”, who said the alleged database is legitimate.
The University of Kashmir in a statement said that alleged breach is being analyzed and as per the preliminary analysis it has been found that the data is unmodified, a Kashmir University spokesperson said in a statement.
“Any breach on data read (which is already accessible in public domain) is being analyzed in-depth and depending upon the analysis, University will take further course of action and take an appropriate legal recourse accordingly,” the spokesperson said.