UCSF Pays $1 Million To Get Stolen Data Back


UCSF has gotten their data back after being hacked, but it came with a price. University officials announced over the weekend that they had to pay a ransom of $1 million to regain access to data that had been encrypted by malware. The data came from the university’s School of Medicine. It was June 1st when IT staff on campus found a security breach in a “limited number” of servers and the cyberattack left the servers inaccessible. Officials did emphasize that the attack did not affect patient care, it’s work against the coronavirus, or the campus network at large. The compromised servers are expected to be restored in the future.