Ryuk ransomware finds foothold in bio research institute through student who wouldn’t pay for software

Charlie Osborne reports:

Security researchers have provided insight into how a single student unwittingly became the conduit for a ransomware infection that cost a biomolecular institute a weeks’ worth of vital research.

In a report due to be published on Thursday, Sophos described the case, in which the team was pulled in to neutralize an active cyberattack on a biomolecular facility in Europe.

Read more on ZDNet.  This is one of those reports that you read, and you think, “Wow. Yeah, I can see this happening in a lot more potential situations. I hope somebody learns from this.”

And then you realize that sadly, people will probably still not learn from it and we will see this again.

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