The Vice Society ransomware group launched an attack on The Medical University of Innsbruck, which resulted in a significant interruption to IT services and potential data theft. The university has 2,200 employees and 3,400 students and provides a wide range of medical services, including surgeries. On June 20, 2022, the university announced an IT outage that limited web servers and computer systems access. The university’s IT department reset the passwords for all students’ and workers’ accounts on June 21, 2022, and then advised everyone to change credentials. The university eventually restarted its online services in the days that followed, as well as its main website, which had been initially taken offline. The university’s official status updates have simply stated that they were attacked without further detail. “We ask for your understanding that we are currently unable to provide any further information on this. We fully support the authorities in their investigations,” commented the Medical University of Innsbruck’s spokesperson to Bleeping Computer.
Written by: Nataliia Zdrok, Threat Intelligence Analyst at Binary Defense Russia’s invasion of Ukraine increased