Chinese University website hacked and personal data stolen

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 03 July, 2013, 9:42am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

The personal information of 60 students and teachers in Chinese University's mechanical engineering department has been stolen and transferred to an overseas website by hackers, police said.

Names, login IDs, student and staff numbers and e-mail addresses were stolen from a website for the online submission of work in the master's programme. No one was arrested.

Chinese University has been in the news recently over hacking allegations brought up by US whistle-blower Edward Snowden. The former CIA analyst told the South China Morning Post last month that the unversity, the site of the Hong Kong Internet Exchange, was the target of a US surveillance programme.