Michigan State University Held Hostage By Cybercriminals
Uh, oh. Michigan State University has been hacked by cybercriminals. A ransomeware gang called NetWalker has given MSU seven days to pay a ransom - or else they'll leak documents from MSU's network.
According to ZD Net, we don't know what the demands of the group are as of right now or how this action has impacted MSU's network. In the past, most companies have just gone ahead and paid the ransom to decrypt their files and get back to work. ZD Net says NetWalker is one of 12 well known groups operating these ransomware schemes.
And while not many students are there right now, I'm sure there's a lot going on with research and getting ready for the fall semester that requires their network being up and running. Good luck to everyone at State. And you might want to update that password.