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University College London Suffers Major Ransomware Attack
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 01:15:10 PM »
University College London Suffers Major Ransomware Attack
16 June 2017, 11:54 am

The University College London (UCL) has been hit by a major ransomware attack on June 15, with the infection reaching personal and shared drives in the network.

UCL admins explained in updates posted on the official website that the infection was most likely possible because of a zero-day, pointing out that antivirus systems failed to detect any threat.

“Our antivirus software is up to date and we are working with anti-virus suppliers to pass on details of the infection so that they are aware of the incident. We cannot currently confirm the ransomware that was deployed,” one of the updates reads.

On the other hand, in a message posted on Twitter, UCL says that the infection is not WannaCry, the ransomware that hit Windows systems last month and exploiting an SMB vulnerability that Microsoft patched in March. Outdated systems were all vulnerable.

UCL said backups were ... (read more)

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