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

Alan Brown Silver badge

> 1. The backup regime was so slack, the administration was dead in the water without decryption.

If you check the El Reg webinar on this a couple of weeks back, you'll know that the attackers may sit on the network for a couple of years before pulling the trigger. Backups of encrypted files aren't much use without keys and if you rotate your tapes in a shorter period..... oops.

(and of course if you do D-D-T or backup to disk, then your backups are vulnerable to being trashed, as many people have found out over the years)

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