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Stanford schooled in cybersecurity after Akira claims ransomware attack

October 30, 2023


Stanford University has confirmed it is “investigating a cybersecurity incident” after an attack last week by the Akira ransomware group.

Akira claimed the attack on Stanford on October 27, saying it had stolen 430 GB worth of data from the renowned education institution.

Other than the volume of data allegedly stolen by the group, little is known about the incident. Akira said it has access to “private information, confidential documents etc.” but has otherwise remained tight-lipped.

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