UK Research and Innovation suffers ransomware attack


UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has disclosed a ransomware attack that has disrupted services and may have led to data theft. 

The cyberattack, made public last week, has impacted two of the group’s services: a portal used by the Brussels-based UK Research Office (UKRO) and an extranet, known as the BBSRC extranet, which is utilized by UKRI councils. 

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