IL: Knox College president addresses ransomware incident as notorious group claims credit

Samuel  Lisec reports:

 Hive Ransomware Group, a FBI-identified criminal organization, has appeared to claim credit for ongoing “disruptions” to Knox College’s computer systems.

In an email sent to a number of Knox students on Wednesday, a group claiming to be Hive says it has encrypted “critical infrastructure and data,” compromised the college’s backup servers and mined sensitive personal information like medical records and social security numbers.

“In less than 24 hours , your data will be leaked on our site,” the email said. “Additionally all of your SSN and Medical records will be put for sale, for every hacker to gain access and use your data in whatever illegal activity they want.”

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