LUSU had ly campaigned to protect the venue from being sold for redevelopment.
Officials said the information had been used to send bogus invoices to undergraduate applicants. A LUSU spokesperson said Mr Evans has felt under "considerable pressure" since news of the negotiations was leaked, personal attacks on Mr Evans were "unjustified", and that negotiations were taken by the whole board of trustees.
Many students reacted angrily when it emerged that LUSU had started negotiations with a developer in September. A sophisticated phishing attack has caused a breach of university data. The spokesperson also cited extensive development in the area surrounding the club in Sugar House Alley. In a statement, the university said it became aware of a breach on Friday and has been working to secure its systems. Since the backlash from students and alumni, LUSU has suspended negotiations and will hold a student-wide referendum.
Union activities vice-president Ben Evans quit due to his fears of being "hounded" over the issue.
The result lancastdr that vote is not binding, however, and the students' union's board of trustees can "overturn any result". View original tweet on Twitter It said the data included names, addresses, phone s and s, linked to students who had applied to the university in and Failure to do so "could affect the attractiveness of the university to future candidates", she added.
However, hundreds of students have been campaigning to save the club, which has been owned by LUSU for 34 years. Related Topics. Phishing involves attempts to trick web users into handing over sensitive information.
Lawyer Helen Davenport, who advises clients on cyber security, said it was "essential" sectors such as higher education took cyber-security risks "seriously" and put training and software in place to "proactively shield against future attacks". You may also be interested in:. She said "all eyes" would now be on how the attack had impacted students' data and how the university intended "to guard against something likely to be attempted again".