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Newcastle University infected with DoppelPaymer Ransomware

September 8, 2020

UK research university Newcastle University was infected with the DoppelPaymer ransomware, in response to the incident it was forced to take systems offline on the morning of August 30th.

The Newcastle University did not provide info about the family of ransomware behind the attack, but the DoppelPaymer ransomware operators are claiming to be responsible. The gang already leaked 750Kb worth of stolen data on their data leak site ‘Dopple Leaks.’

IT staff at the university announced it will take several weeks to get the services back online after the attack.

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