The University of Utah has paid a $457,000 ransomware to prevent threat actors from releasing files stolen during a ransomware attack.
In a 'data security incident' notification posted today, the University of Utah disclosed that they were attacked by ransomware on Sunday, July 19, 2020.
"On Sunday, July 19, 2020, the university’s College of Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) was notified by the university’s Information Security Office (ISO) of a ransomware attack on CSBS computing servers. Content on the compromised CSBS servers was encrypted by an unknown entity and no longer accessible by the college." the University of Utah disclosed.
The attack encrypted the servers in the university's College of Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) department. As part of the attack, the threat actors stole unencrypted data before encrypting computers.
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