Stanford says data from 27,000 people leaked in September ransomware attack


A ransomware gang accessed the personal information of more than 27,000 people on Stanford University servers during a cyberattack last year, the university warned this week.

The California-based school began sending out breach notification letters this week, 10 months after the Akira ransomware gang first compromised the school’s systems.

Stanford University released a statement on Monday saying their investigation uncovered clues indicating the hackers had gained access to the Department of Public Safety’s network from May 12 until September 27, 2023.

“The incident does not involve any Stanford systems or networks beyond the one used by the Department of Public Safety,” the school said, noting that federal and local law enforcement investigations are ongoing.

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