California University Pays Million-Dollar Crypto Ransom
The University of California at San Francisco has paid a million-dollar ransom following unsuccessful negotiations with a ransomware hacker group. The University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine reportedly paid a $1.14 million ransom in cryptocurrencies to the hackers behind a ransomware attack on June 1. According to CBS San Francisco, the UCSF IT staff first detected the security incident, stating that the attack launched by NetWalker group affected “a limited number of servers in the School of Medicine.” Although the areas were isolated by experts from the internal network, the hackers left the servers inaccessible and managed to deploy the ransomware successfully.
Coin Telegraph - 30th Jun 09:06