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Utes gotta be kidding me... University of Utah handed $457K to ransomware creeps

sanmigueelbeer Silver badge

The backup regime was so slack, the administration was dead in the water without decryption.

I am not surprised at this at all. US-based schools and universities are easy target. Not only are the majority of the IT systems running on antiquated equipment with unpatched OS, they probably have trouble keeping talent on-board due to lack of fundings.

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