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Stanford University says the cybersecurity incident it dealt with last year was indeed ransomware, which it failed to spot for more than four months. Keen readers of El Reg may remember the story breaking toward the end of October 2023 after Akira posted Stanford to its shame site, with the university subsequently issuing a …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Of course

    If it had been a student leaking publicly funded published scientific research to the public - the university and FBI would have swooped in within hours

  2. Winkypop Silver badge

    "We take safeguarding your information seriously,"

    Our professional team were right onto the breach in as little as four months!

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: "We take safeguarding your information seriously,"

      ...and it only took us a year to let you know. Meanwhile, we hope your data wasn't used to scam you or take out loans in your name. Have a Nice Day(tm)

  3. ecofeco Silver badge


    THAT Standford?

    My how the mighty have fallen. God help us all.

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