University of York Confirms Recent Data Breach Was Caused by Ransomware

University of York Confirms Recent Data Breach Was Caused by Ransomware

Posted July 22, 2020

University of York Confirms Recent Data Breach Was Caused by Ransomware

  • According to an announcement via the University’s website, Blackbaud, one of the world’s largest customer relationship management systems for sectors such as the education, confirmed that the cybercriminals managed to extract copies of staff, alumni, and student records.
  • The university clarified that no sensitive information, such as banking details or login credentials, were stolen by the gang. Overall, the hackers captured basic info like names, date birth dates, addresses, contact details, reports of donations, and survey results.
  • Recently, the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine reportedly paid a $1.14 million ransom in Bitcoin (BTC) to the NetWalker gang following a ransomware attack on June 1.

– Felipe Erazo | July 22, 2020