Uh ohhhhh hai! Sorry about the website, folks. We are working on it!— Emerson College (@EmersonCollege) March 4, 2012
Uh ohhhhh hai! Appears there’s more evidence it’s that kind of night. The site’s back up, but Anthony De Rosa got a screenshot. EDIT: Now they’re claiming they didn’t get hacked, but had a server hiccup.
» So what was affected? The company says that the hack involved names, bank card numbers and contact information such as e-mail addresses. Not affected were cardholders’ social security numbers, card expiration dates or CVV numbers. All this is of course is awesome to wait a month to tell everyone!
Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way?“Mark Zuckerberg” • Or, that is, some dude who hacked the Facebook founder’s Facebook profile. You know what’s really bad press, Mark? Not an award-winning movie about your life. Something like this. source (via • follow)
» Why did they wait? Well, the school wanted to double-check that this is what happened, so they used a private security firm to check what happened. Fortunately for affected users, while Ohio State says that they don’t think anyone’s data was actually taken (and the breach was more to see if the server was ripe to launch cyberattacks from), they’ve offered a year of free credit protection to those who were affected by the breach. Still, two months? That’s a long time to wait to inform people about something of this nature.