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University of California San Francisco Pays $1 Million to Ransomware Operators after June 1 Attack

June 29, 2020

NetWalker ransomware operators have persuaded the University of California San Francisco to pay over $1 million in an extortion scheme using data-encrypting malware. The attack, UCSF officials say, didn’t even target the institution.

UCSF’s School of Medicine is among those leading coronavirus-related antibody testing, Bloomberg reports. Yet the ransomware attack detected on servers inside its School of Medicine wasn’t even targeted, according to the IT department of UCSF.

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