Cyber Criminals Target College in Ransomware Attack
On December 18, 2017 Dartmouth College, located in Hanover, New Hampshire, was the victim of a cyber attack. Officials noticed unauthorized activity, and determined there was a virus on their systems. It was determined the virus was designed to encrypt files. Although, the encryption was not able to execute due to safety measures the school has in place. The virus did impact 41 machines, and the remediation efforts needed to fix these devices is unclear.
Other Ransomware Attacks
To see a full list of ransomware attacks that have taken place in 2017, you can click here. We have also created a map, see below, of the ransomware attacks that have taken place in the U.S.