Ransomware Hits Maastricht University, All Systems Taken Down

Maastricht University (UM) announced that almost all of its Windows systems have been encrypted by ransomware following a cyber-attack that took place on Monday, December 23.

UM is a university from the Netherlands with over 18,000 students, 4,400 employees, and 70,000 alumni, UM being placed in the top 500 universities in the world by five ranking tables in the last two years.

“Maastricht University (UM) has been hit by a serious cyber attack,” the university announced on Christmas Eve, December 24.

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Source: Bleeping Computer