Ryuk ransomware finds foothold in bio research institute through student who wouldn’t pay for software

Security researchers have provided insight into how a single student unwittingly became the conduit for a ransomware infection that cost a biomolecular institute a weeks’ worth of vital research.

In a report due to be published on Thursday, Sophos described the case, in which the team was pulled in to neutralize an active cyberattack on a biomolecular facility in Europe.

Sophos found that Ryuk ransomware had made its way onto the facility’s network, and set out to determine how the infection took place.

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Source: ZDNet