Stanford, UC warn of major data breach

Stanford, UC warn of major data breach

Posted April 5, 2021

Stanford, UC warn of major data breach

  • Stanford University and the University of California are warning users of their computer systems to take extra caution following a nationwide cyberattack that affects its computer systems.
  • The two universities acknowledged their systems were part of the widespread security breach involving the Accellion file sharing system, in which an unknown number of university users’ files were compromised, subjecting them to possible demands for money to prevent the files’ contents from being revealed or destroyed.
  • UC said the cyber attackers have “published online screenshots of personal information” in an attempt to “scare people into giving them money.”
  • Some computer users were sent a message that says: “Your personal data has been stolen and will be published.”

SECURITY INFOWATCH.com – Steve Rubenstein | April 5, 2021