A hacktivist group calling itself Team GhostShell has claimed responsibility for leaking 120,000 records from more than 100 higher-education networks. Team GhostShell claims the attacks were carried out in an attempt to “bring attention to failing educational standards worldwide.”
From the looks of it they were quite successful. The story has been picked up many times with dozens of articles discussing it.
I don’t want to get into a debate on world-wide educational standards, but I do think there is a serious discussion to be had around higher education network design, policy, and network security methodology.