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Chinese University issues new security alert to students over hacking
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2013 06:12:48 +0000 (UTC)
By Lana Lam and Emily Tsang
South China Morning Post
30 June, 2013
Staff and students at Chinese University were warned yesterday to secure
their computers against hacking.
The caution came just over two weeks after claims by whistle-blower Edward
Snowden that it had been among the targets of a US cyberspying programme.
An e-mail sent by the information security section to all 8students and
staff said: "Protecting our data and information against hackers has
recently become the talk of the town.''
Titled "Information security reminder - Keep your data out of hackers'
reach!", the e-mail is understood to have landed in the inboxes of about
14,800 students and more than 7,500 staff yesterday afternoon.
It included more than a dozen specific "do's and don'ts" on how to block
unauthorised access to personal data. "We strive to protect all data …
processed and stored by the central information systems and data that flow
through our campus network," the e-mail said.
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