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CAO site probe as hackers strike again




CAO site probe as hackers strike again
CAO site probe as hackers strike again



http://www.independent.ie/national-news/cao-site-probe-as-hackers-strike-again-2311981.html 

By John Walshe 
Education Editor
Independent.ie
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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