UK: College cyber-attack is still causing problems

Murray Macleod reports:

A major cyber-attack on the University of the Highlands and Islands has still not been resolved — two months after it was first reported.

Police investigations into the ransom demand — which was rejected and subsequently triggered a series of network problems — is continuing. The size of the demand is not being revealed but is thought to have been significant.

The online teaching programme remained largely unaffected. However, back-up systems such as administration and accounting were particularly hit. UHI said there had been no breach of data protection.

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