University of California: We Paid a £1 Million Ransom


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Data encrypted was “important… to the public good.”

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) says it paid cybercriminals $1.14 million (£1 million) to decrypt a “limited number of servers” in its School of Medicine that were hit by ransomware this month.

The University said that data encrypted in the attack (earlier attributed to the Netwalker ransomware family) was “important to some of the academic work we pursue as a university serving the public good.

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