Cyber Criminals Target U.S. Colleges, Then Demand $3,800 Payment from Each Impacted Student
An unknown ransomware variant recently hit three U.S. colleges in the Midwest and East Coast. The three targeted colleges include Oberlin College of Ohio, Grinnell College of Iowa, and New York’s Hamilton College.
An investigation confirmed
The attack successfully encrypted student admission data. After encryption, the
It remains unclear how many students paid the ransom demands, if any.
For a list of ransomware attacks that have already taken place in 2019, you may click here. We have also created an interactive map of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S. Check it out here.
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