Ransomware, Threat Management

Cincinnati state college hit by Vice Society ransomware attack

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College has been impacted by a Vice Society ransomware attack, with allegedly stolen data being leaked by the attackers on their Tor data leak site, BleepingComputer reports. Vice Society has exposed files with personally identifiable information dating from several years ago to last Thursday, suggesting continued access to compromise systems. Cincinnati State students and staff were notified earlier this month regarding a cyberattack that may prompt prolonged restoration of operations. Even though Cincinnati State noted in its latest update last Tuesday that it had partially fixed internet access, as well as restored on-campus networks and email, it has yet to bring VPN access, voicemail, network and intranet shared drivers, and various online application and registration portals back online. Vice Society's claimed attack on Cincinnati State comes after the group was reported by Microsoft to have leveraged different ransomware families, including BlackCat, RedAlert, Zeppelin, and QuantumLocker, in its attacks against educational institutions.

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