Cyberattack Hits Israel’s Bar Ilan University: ‘Data Is Being Erased Right Now’

Amitai Ziv reports:

A cyberattack targeted Israel’s Bar Ilan University Sunday, the school reported. An internal email sent out by the university’s IT department said the attack was ongoing and urged staff to shut down their computers.

“A serious cyberattack is underway right now against Bar Ilan University,” the internal mail said. “The attack involves data being erased or encrypted,” they noted, likely indicating a criminal motive, rather than espionage.

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Other coverage makes it sound like a narrower attack.

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