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University of Virginia Website Hacked

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The University Virginia website was hacked for about an hour Monday by an anonymous group calling itself "Root the Box".

The UVA newspaper, Cavalier Daily,  reported that starting at 9:10 p.m. those visiting UVA's website were redirected to a picture of the group's logo - a pixilated white skull on a black background. Users were then directed to the group's twitter feed.

"Root the Box" left messages on their twitter feed saying "We hacked it because we can. For fun, and because of the University's lack of security."

The twitter feed went silent around 11 p.m. saying "That's all for now. Until next time. #RTB."

The University of Virginia released the following statement Tuesday:

The University of Virginia's Information Technology Services department and Web Communications team responded quickly Monday night to address the defacement of the U.Va. home page. Members of both teams continue to investigate the incident. The University's email system was not affected and no sensitive or confidential information was compromised.

To read the full article reported by the Cavalier Daily, click here.  

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