University of Utah pays $450K ransom to stop leak of stolen data

University of Utah pays $450K ransom to stop leak of stolen data

Posted August 20, 2020

University of Utah pays $450K ransom to stop leak of stolen data

  • “On Sunday, July 19, 2020, the university’s College of Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS) was notified by the university’s Information Security Office (ISO) of a ransomware attack on CSBS computing servers.
  • Content on the compromised CSBS servers was encrypted by an unknown entity and no longer accessible by the college,” the University of Utah disclosed.
  • As part of the attack, the threat actors stole unencrypted data before encrypting computers.

– Lawrence Abrams | August 20, 2020