6 in 10 UK Universities Hit by Ransomware, 4 in 10 Targeted Multiple Times

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

Six out of ten UK universities admitted to falling victims to ransomware attacks, according to mobile security firm SentinelOne, who has sent Freedom of Information (FOI) request to 71 institutions across Britain.

The company says that 13 universities refused to answer its request for information, claiming the response would damage their commercial interests.

Of the 58 that answered, SentinelOne says that 63 percent admitted to suffering ransomware infections, with 58 percent admitting the attacks occurred in the past year.

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