Netwalker ransomware continues assault on US colleges, hits UCSF

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Today, Netwalker states that they allegedly attacked another U.S.-based college, University of California San Francisco.

Over the past week, the Netwalker Ransomware operation has been targeting U.S. colleges and threatening to release their data On May 28th, Netwalker posted on their data leak that they had encrypted Michigan State University, and if a ransom was not paid, they would publicly release stolen data if not paid.

UCSF is a research university located in San Francisco, California, and is entirely focused on health sciences.

The Netwalker Ransomware operators claim to have successfully attacked the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), stolen unencrypted data, and encrypted their computers.

BleepingComputer has contacted the University of California San Francisco to confirm the attack but has not received a reply.