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You don't need a PhD to phish a Brit university: Nonprofit claims 100% hit rate is easy peasy

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And if it ain't that, it's hacked-off students firing out DDoSes

British university admin folk are alarmingly easy to phish, according to an academic support body which claims a 100 per cent success rate "within two hours".

Jisc, the artists formerly known as the Joint Information Systems Committee, claimed to have secured a "100 per cent track record" when securing illicit access to "high value data".

Published today in a short report (PDF, 6 pages) titled "How safe is your data?

Cyber-security in higher education", Jisc's security operations centre chief, Dr John Chapman, reckoned that his people succeeded every single time they spearphished a higher education institution.

He wrote: "Alarmingly, when using spear phishing as part of its penetration testing service, Jisc has a 100 per cent track record of gaining access to a higher education institution's high value data within two hours."

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