Computer systems at University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare hobbled by massive, month-long cyber attack

Alex Acquisto reports:

The University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare conducted a major reboot of their computer systems early Sunday morning in an effort to end a month-long cyber attack that university officials say is the most substantial cyber intrusion in university history.

The unidentified “threat actors” infiltrated Kentucky’s largest university system in early February from somewhere outside the United States and installed malware that utilized UK’s vast processing capabilities to mine cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, said Eric Monday, UK’s executive vice president for finance and administration.


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