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University pays $20,000 in ransomware attack

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Jun 8, 2016.

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    The ransomware plague has hit the University of Calgary, and the academic institution did what many victims do: they paid the ransom to get the encrypted files back. The attack on the University of Calgary The amount they paid was 20,000 Canadian dollars, in Bitcoin, and they received the decryption keys that – according to Linda Dalgetty, the University’s VP of finances and services – work as they should. “The actual process of decryption is … More →

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