INCIDENT: Hit By Ransomware, University of Utah Decides To Pay

ecurity experts say never pay a ransom if a system ends up taken over by ransomware. However, that is often easier said than done as the University of Utah paid over $450,000 to attackers after they infected a portion of its servers with ransomware.

Incident Date

July 19, 2020


United States

Estimated Cost


Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified


  • Hit By Ransomware, University Decides To Pay



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