Newcastle University students’ data held to ransom by cyber criminals

Newcastle University students’ data held to ransom by cyber criminals

Posted September 8, 2020

Newcastle University students’ data held to ransom by cyber criminals

  • Newcastle University is being held to ransom by cyber criminals in an attack which has been disrupting IT systems since the beginning of the month.
  • The cyber crime group behind the attack – known as DoppelPaymer – previously leaked documents online relating to Elon Musk’s companies SpaceX and Tesla.
  • Newcastle University did not respond to Sky News’ enquiries about whether it would pay the ransom to protect staff and students’ personal data from being leaked online.

– Alexander Martin | September 8, 2020