Oracle PeopleSoft applications are quite complex and consist of many components, so their security is not a simple thing. While there is almost no research on PS security, successful attacks against such systems happen from time to time. That’s why we decided to start series of articles about some aspects of PS security.
Last Wednesday Harvard University announced that on June 19 an intrusion on Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Central Administration information technology networks was discovered. According to the announcement on Harvard website, this breach affected eight different schools and thought to have exposed students’ log-in credentials. University IT staff denied that any personal data or information from internal email system had been exposed.