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University of Calgary bows down to ransomware demands

09
Jun
2016
image credits: wikipedia

image credits: wikipedia

The University of Calgary has handed over $20,000 CND to cyber-criminals, who had launched a ransomware attack on the institution. It revealed that 10 days after its systems were affected, it has been unable to fully restore its systems back to normal.

This is despite efforts by its IT department to “isolate the effects of the attack”, which has allowed it to return, for example, email back to working order.

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