A hacked server, that is. The system was broken into on Oct. 26, 2003, most likely during a broad Internet attack, according to a notice posted on the university's Web site. The break-in went unnoticed until earlier this month.
In the attack, an attempt was made to install a backdoor on the server. That attempt failed, according to the university. The attack was possible because of a software flaw for which a patch was unavailable at the time. There is no evidence indicating that any attacker actually accessed data on the server, the university said.
The server has held … Read more