University of Calgary paid $20K in ransomware attack

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Image Courtesy of ucalgary.ca
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By CBC News, June 7, 2016 

No evidence cyberattackers released personal or university data to public

The University of Calgary paid a demanded $20,000 after a “ransomware” cyberattack on its computer systems.

The university announced the ransom payment Tuesday, a week after the initial attack.

“As part of efforts to maintain all options to address these systems issues, the university has paid a ransom totalling about $20,000 Cdn that was demanded as part of this ransomware attack,” Linda Dalgetty, vice-president of finances and services, said in a release.

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