British academic institutions have unwittingly become the accomplices of criminals selling fake drugs online, reports the BBC: A security firm has discovered many organizations using the “” education domain are unknowingly pushing customers to web sites offering the fake pills. The scam exploits software flaws to piggyback on the computing resources of the colleges and universities. Researchers at security company Imperva believe "thousands" of organizations in the U.K. might have fallen victim.

"It's a pretty successful campaign," said Amichai Shulman, of the firm, which uncovered the targeted attack. Imperva has found that many higher-education institutions that use the “” domain are...

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Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.