The UK research university Newcastle has been attacked with ransomware. The university stated that it will take them several weeks to get their systems back online due to the attack. The DoppelPaymer ransomware gang breached the network of the university on the morning of August 30th. All university systems were affected and are either unavailable or available with limitations. Newcastle has not yet decided if they need to require password resets for all accounts. The university has not stated that DoppelPaymer was behind the attack, but the ransomware gang posted examples of files they claim to have stolen from Newcastle University on their website. Typically, DoppelPaymer has high ransom requests because of their ability to infect thousands of systems on their victims’ networks.
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