Ransomware, Threat Management

University of Manchester hackers threaten exposure of stolen data

University of Manchester students, lecturers, staff, and administration members have been warned by threat actors that compromised the university in a ransomware attack earlier this month regarding the imminent leak of stolen data after the university's refusal to pay the demanded ransom, BleepingComputer reports. Attackers whose identities remain uncertain claimed to have exfiltrated 7TB of data from the University of Manchester in the June 6 attack, with stolen data including students' and staff's personal information, medical details, research data, HR documents, finance files, drug test results, and databases, among others. The university, which first disclosed the incident on June 9, has not provided additional information regarding the attack but clarified that the intrusion is not associated with the widespread attacks involving the MOVEit Transfer file transfer app or the Zellis hack, which stemmed from the MOVEit Transfer compromise. Students who received the attackers' warning emails have been instructed to send the messages to the university's IT department.

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