Carleton University, located in Ontario, Canada was recently hit with ransomware. CBC News stated the extent of the attack is still unknown, as any system that gained access to the main network could’ve been impacted.
The ransomware variant used to lock the schools files is not being reported. Current ransom demands for the decryption keys are 39 bitcoins, or roughly $28,000 USD.
Until the issue is resolved, students have been encouraged to keep their PCs turned off and to stay off of the school’s wireless network. University staff has limited access to teaching materials, and several employees have gone back to the pen and paper methodology to continue operations as scheduled.
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