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Info on 719 harassment cases leaked online from Waseda Univ

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Information on 719 harassment cases on campus has been leaked through file-sharing software, Waseda University said Tuesday. The information includes individual names of students and professors in sexual harassment and abuse of power cases, as well as stalking incidents at the university.

According to the university, the information collected from students between April 1999 and May 2007 has been confirmed leaked on the Internet.

A spokesperson for the university said a female part-time representative for students on the Harassment Prevention Committee took the information home in July and sent it to a male friend by email to ask how to make a database. The spokesperson said the man uses a file-sharing software and that the information was leaked from his PC.

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as if harassment in universities/workplace is not disgusting already; its pathetic that organizations can't even ensure security of this confidential information.

http://pawahara.blogspot.com/

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...there is a Chinese program called "Xunlei" which will quietly install on your system, uploading your entire hard drive to 60 million users. No file on your computer is safe if you have this program installed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xunlei

1 shares your entire hard drive 2 anti virus usually won't detect it because its in Chinese 3 80 million users (mainland China) 4 its always uploading and downloading , so your connection will seem slow. 5 functions on edonkey network(s). 6 no hash algorithm! (Firewalls can not detect it)!

Maybe she did not know it was installed? I bought an used Ipod from China, and sure enough, it came with this bonus item!

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Is this another winny case? I guess winny is a winner!

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Someone send me the data so I can make a database

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Looks like we will see fewer sex and power harrassment cases filed as the victims will fear future leaks.

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tmarie, file sharing viruses exist and are notorious for these kind of leaks. This is just one of thousands.

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Do you think this was a mistake or a case of a pissed off worker who wanted the info leaked in a revenge thing??

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that is one heck of a lot of harassment cases if you ask me.

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Love it. Anything to further prove that Elite schools & universities mean nothing when there is crime committed, students don't even bother to study, or in this case, mass harrassment:)

Bring it all on!

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Why was she asking a friend how to make a database? If that was a task delegated to her, why couldn't she seek help at the office?

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What a moron!

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Seriously, what is it with people and their inability to use their own computer's software? It's a fairly simple matter of blocking files and folders from the prying eyes of file-sharing software. What gives?

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from female part-time representative to female full-time fired.

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