During the first week of June, according to CBC News, the University of Calgary became a victim of a ransomware cyber attack. A ransom note was left when the University first detected an encryption on their computer network. The amount requested for the method of decryption was $20,000, which was eventually paid to the attacker on June 7th, 2016. The encryption meant that their students and researchers would not be able to access any of their important files, so long as the ransom was not paid, in order to receive the decryption key. Read more
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