Friday, 26 August 2016

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Vice-Chancellor K S Ravindranath said the university had arranged for three new servers to host the application forms of various courses. During this time, the firewall was not installed and the website (www.rguhs.ac.in) was hacked. “As a result, we received as many as 400 application forms as blank pages,” he said. Some of the data is said to have been stolen. 

The data centre was immediately shifted to the National Informatics Centre. The website restarted after the server of the examination section was updated. 

The university lodged two police complaints — one at the jurisdictional Tilak Nagar police station and another at the cyber crime police station. “No sensitive information like marks cards and question papers was leaked,” Ravindranath said. 

Police said the hacking came to light when the university’s registrar (evaluation) tried to log in with his user ID and password to upload data. The university had stored the data in the server of the examination section. The registrar realised that the data was stolen. The data pertained to examinations and admissions, police said. 

A police team visited the university office to get more information. Police said hackers were likely to modify the data. The hackers posted a one-line message in English, asking the university authorities to contact for restoring the website.

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