Extending the list of ransomware victims, now joins the Maastricht University (UM). As disclosed via their official website, Maastricht University suffered a ransomware attack right before Christmas. Following the attack, all systems of the university went down.
Reportedly, the Maastricht University (UM) has fallen prey to a ransomware attack. After the attack, all Windows systems of the university went down.
As initially disclosed via security notice, the university suffered a ‘serious cyber attack’ that halted the usual operations, especially e-mails.
Then, in a subsequent update, they revealed that the attack took place on Monday, December 23, 2019. The university also specified the incident as a ransomware attack.
Though, they didn’t specify any technical details of the incident, such as the demand for ransom, and the kind of malware involved in the attack.
Upon suffering the attack, the university officials quickly began working to resolve the matter. They also took special measures to protect scientific data.
As a precaution, the university pulled all its systems offline. Though they pledge to restore the systems soon in a gradual manner.