Newcastle University students’ data held to ransom by cyber criminals
Posted September 8, 2020
- 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