Calif. University Says It Paid $1.14M In Ransomware Attack

Law360 (June 29, 2020, 4:38 PM EDT) -- The University of California, San Francisco said Friday that it paid hackers $1.14 million earlier this month to resolve a ransomware attack and unlock encrypted data on servers within the School of Medicine, an incident that reflects a growing number of malware attacks.

UCSF information technology staff detected a security breach in the university's School of Medicine on June 1 and were able to quarantine the attack and prevent it from getting into the core UCSF network, according to the school.

But the hackers launched malware that encrypted a number of servers within the School of Medicine, making them inaccessible, the...

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