University of Tokyo PC Infected with Malware in July 2022; Possible Leak of Students’ Addresses, Grades

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A computer at the University of Tokyo had been infected with malware, possibly leaking up to 4,341 files containing addresses and grades of students from the academic years of 2003 to 2022, the university said Tuesday.

The PC belonged to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Komaba.

The infection was caused by an email a faculty member received while working from home in July last year. An investigation by specialists found traces of information theft, but no cases of misuse have been confirmed so far, according to the university.