An Australian university had its Facebook account hacked with soft porn posts on open day

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The University of New South Wales in Sydney has confirmed reports that its Facebook account was hacked on its Open Day after a series of raunchy photos were uploaded onto the page yesterday.

The posts, since removed from the UNSW page, included scantily clad women and posts about porn star Mia Khalifa.

The Open Day welcomes more than 25,000 student and parents to the campus.

After the page was hijacked, the university said it tried to regain access to the site but administrators had been locked out. Facebook was contacted to determined the source of the breach and resolve the issue.

UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs, issued a statement shortly afterwards saying it was of concern to “anyone who uses social media”.

“The University was alerted to the hacking this morning and immediate action was taken to regain control of the pages. The offensive posts were removed as quickly as was feasible. The matter has been referred to the NSW Police and will be thoroughly investigated,” he wrote.

UNSW was previously involved in a high-profile hacking scandal in 2013 after its social media sites were inundated with soft porn links.

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