Earlier this month, the hacker group called Medusa attacked the Institute of Space Technology and demanded a $500 ransom in exchange for the stolen data. Now, the hackers’ group has updated its blog showing the leaked data from the Institute of Space Technology.
Institute of Space Technology Data Breach: Medusa Released the Data
The hacker group has released the data on a public telegram channel, after several days of demanding the university for the ransom. The data included passports, payslips, analysis details, and other sensitive information about the university. The Medusa group is known for encrypting the victim’s data and then demanding payment in exchange for the decryption key that will unlock it.
As per the details, the stolen data has been uploaded in small downloadable files, each one being sized around 3.89 GB. Initially, the hackers gave only 9 days to the university and demanded $500,000 in exchange for the decryption key, the hackers also demanded an extra $10,000 for each additional day.
Protecting Organizations from Ransomware Attacks
Ransomware attacks are becoming more frequent and sophisticated, and they can cause significant damage to organizations of all sizes. To protect your organization from ransomware groups, here are some tips:
1. Regularly back up your data: Backing up your data regularly can help you recover quickly in case of a ransomware attack. Make sure you store your backups in a secure location that is not connected to your network.
2. Educate your employees: Train your employees on how to identify phishing emails and suspicious links. Provide them with guidelines on how to handle suspicious emails and what to do if they suspect a ransomware attack.
3. Keep your software up to date: Regularly update your software, including your operating system and applications, to ensure that you have the latest security patches and bug fixes.
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