SFU ransomware attack exposed data from 250,000 accounts, documents show - News Summed Up

SFU ransomware attack exposed data from 250,000 accounts, documents show


A ransomware attack last spring at Simon Fraser University (SFU) compromised the personal information of about 250,000 students, faculty and alumni, documents reveal. IT staff learned of the attack the following day and disclosed it to the campus three days later. Cybersecurity experts say the personal data copied from an SFU database could be used by cyber criminals to try to access banking accounts. But media talking points shared between officials showed the school was aware on March 2 that 250,000 accounts had been breached. Gale said the attack is relatively minor compared to other breaches, such as the attack last year on LifeLabs that exposed the health information of 15 million Canadians.


Source: CBC News September 21, 2020 12:00 UTC



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