Royal Ransomware Group has continued its ransomware attacks targeting critical infrastructure sectors, including healthcare, communications, and education.
The Montana State University (MSU) is the latest victim of the ransomware group, which claims to have stolen over 100 GB of data.
According to their claims, the group has managed to gain access to 105GB worth of data following the Montana State University ransomware attack.
This cyberattack has disrupted MSU’s services, and the University Information Technology (UIT) team is working tirelessly to restore the services to normal.
Despite reaching out to the university, The Cyber Express is yet to receive any response regarding the alleged Montana State University ransomware attack.
However, the incident highlights the importance of cybersecurity measures for universities and other organizations to safeguard against such attacks.
Montana State University Ransomware Attack: What data was compromised?
The data stolen in Montana State University ransomware attack is believed to contain personal and medical information of MSU students, as well as financial and administrative documents.
In response to the attack, MSU has launched an investigation into the incident and has enlisted the help of cybersecurity experts to mitigate the damage caused.
The university has also advised students, faculty, and staff to reset their NetID passwords immediately to protect their accounts.
A ‘Services Status’ page has also been set up to update the community on the current status of the affected services. If anyone has any queries regarding the service that is not listed on the page, they can send an email to [email protected].
This incident is a grim reminder of the need for organizations to take cybersecurity seriously and take proactive measures to protect their data and networks.
Cybercriminals are constantly evolving their tactics and techniques, making it essential for organizations to stay vigilant and adopt the latest cybersecurity practices to safeguard their data from cyber threats.
MSU is not alone in its struggle against cyberattacks, and educational institutions worldwide need to invest in robust cybersecurity measures to protect their students, faculty, and staff from cybercriminals.
The consequences of a cyberattack on an educational institution can be far-reaching, affecting not just the organization but also the individuals associated with it.