Cambridge probes hacking claim by Assange supporters

The University of Cambridge launched a probe following claims by a computer group that it had hacked into its departments .

London: The University of Cambridge on Wednesday launched a probe following claims by a computer group that it had hacked into its departments and promised to take more such actions "until the right thing is done with Julian Assange".

WikiLeaks founder Assange is currently holed up in the Ecuador embassy here after being granted diplomatic asylum by the Latin American country.
He faces extradition to Sweden to face accusations of sexual offences.

The group that hacked into the Cambridge University`s systems is reported to be linked to the computer hacking network Anonymous and supports Assange.

NullCrew published details of data allegedly secured from the university`s systems and stated, "There is much more where this came from, and don`t think this is the end. NullCrew, along with the whole Anonymous movement, isn`t near finished with you".

It added, "And we never will be, until the right thing is done with Julian Assange. Next time it will be worse, we guarantee it."

A university spokesman said, "A group calling itself NullCrew claims to have obtained login details for some web-based resources hosted on university systems. As a preventative measure these have been taken offline while IT staff investigate the claims."

"The hacking group itself has not claimed to have compromised the email login details of members of the university, and there is no evidence to substantiate such a suggestion", he said.

PTI