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FBI ALERT about Login Credentials from US Education Institutions Found Compromised on Dark Web

FBI ALERT about Login Credentials from US Education Institutions Found Compromised on Dark Web

Federal Student Aid

POSTED DATE June 28, 2022
AUTHOR Federal Student Aid
ELECTRONIC ANNOUNCEMENT ID GENERAL-22-38
SUBJECT FBI ALERT about Login Credentials from US Education Institutions Found Compromised on Dark Web
The FBI has issued a Private Industry special notification informing U.S. colleges and universities of a critical exposure of academic login credentials. Stolen higher education credential information, including usernames and passwords, were discovered advertised for sale on online criminal marketplaces (dark web) and in publicly accessible forums.
This exposure of sensitive credential and network access information, especially privileged user accounts, could lead to subsequent cyberattacks against individual users and affiliated educational institutions.
The full FBI notification, along with recommendations and mitigation strategies, is available at: https://www.ic3.gov/Media/News/2022/220526.pdf
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