By John Walshe
August 26 2010
THE Central Applications Office (CAO) website yesterday came under
attack from cyber hackers for the second time in three days.
The latest incident triggered the automatic issuing of 22,000 new
passwords to applicants.
It also led the CAO to shut down parts of the website during the day as
engineers sought to find out the extent of the damage.
The attack is the third in less than two months. It caused confusion for
some students, especially those on holidays abroad.
But the CAO reassured them the new passwords were genuine and that
applicants' data had not been accessed during the attack.
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