6月1日,UCSF(加州大学旧金山分校)侦测到其医学院的服务器遭到攻击。黑客加密了一些数据,并要求学校进行赎金谈判。

6月26日,UCSF发表声明,他们经过艰难决定,支付了114万美元的赎金。

The data that was encrypted is important to some of the academic work we pursue as a university serving the public good. We therefore made the difficult decision to pay some portion of the ransom, approximately $1.14 million, to the individuals behind the malware attack in exchange for a tool to unlock the encrypted data and the return of the data they obtained.



UCSF医学院的研究员在从事新冠病毒抗体的测试,但是攻击没有阻碍其工作。而且所幸学校及时发现,将攻击和学校的核心网络进行了隔离。

学校拒绝说明这些文件包含什么,但相信病人医疗记录没有被暴露。

Our investigation is ongoing but, at this time, we believe that the malware encrypted our servers opportunistically, with no particular area being targeted. The attackers obtained some data as proof of their action, to use in their demand for a ransom payment. We are continuing our investigation, but we do not currently believe patient medical records were exposed. As additional facts become known, we will provide further updates.

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