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Computers at the University of Geneva hacked by the NSA

Local News // Nov. 2, 2016
Computers at the University of Geneva hacked by the NSA

US intelligence services launched worldwide cyber-attacks using servers from the University of Geneva between 2000 and 2010.

The information comes from a blog of a group of hackers called ‘Shadow Brockers' via the German-speaking website, Watson, reports the Tribune de Geneve.

They say the US National Security Agency used at least 3 servers to launch attacks in 49 countries over the ten years.

In addition to the Geneva computers, other pirated systems were located in China, Japan, Korea, Spain and Germany.

Switch, the company that handles the university network since 1989, confirmed that three servers had been hacked between 2001 and 2003, but they have not been active since 2009.

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