Carleton University computers infected with ransomware

  • According to a graduate student, the attackers have asked for 39 bitcoin to unlock all of Carleton’s infected computers.
  • “Our research is halted right now because all our computers are either shut down or infected,” the graduate student said.
  • Matthew Braga is the senior technology reporter for CBC News.
  • Students have been warned to shut down their computers, and stay off the school’s wireless network.
  • A graduate student at the university emailed CBC to say the attackers have asked for payment in bitcoin, a digital currency that is difficult to trace.

Students at Carleton University are being warned that some of its computers have been infected by ransomware — a type of computer virus that uses encryption to effectively hold files hostage in exchange for payment.
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Carleton University computers infected with ransomware

  • According to a graduate student, the attackers have asked for 39 bitcoin to unlock all of Carleton’s infected computers.
  • “Our research is halted right now because all our computers are either shut down or infected,” the graduate student said.
  • Students have been warned to shut down their computers, and stay off the school’s wireless network.
  • A graduate student at the university emailed CBC to say the attackers have asked for payment in bitcoin, a digital currency that is difficult to trace.
  • Matthew Braga is the senior technology reporter for CBC News.

Students at Carleton University are being warned that some of its computers have been infected by ransomware — a type of computer virus that uses encryption to effectively hold files hostage in exchange for payment.
Continue reading “Carleton University computers infected with ransomware”

Carleton University computers infected with ransomware

  • According to a graduate student, the attackers have asked for 39 bitcoin to unlock all of Carleton’s infected computers.
  • “Our research is halted right now because all our computers are either shut down or infected,” the graduate student said.
  • A graduate student at the university emailed CBC to say the attackers have asked for payment in bitcoin, a digital currency that is difficult to trace.
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  • The school has warned students to ignore the messages and report them.

Students at Carleton University are being warned that some of its computers have been infected by ransomware — a type of computer virus that uses encryption to effectively hold files hostage in exchange for payment.
Continue reading “Carleton University computers infected with ransomware”

Carleton University computers infected with ransomware

  • According to a graduate student, the attackers have asked for 39 bitcoin to unlock all of Carleton’s infected computers.
  • “Our research is halted right now because all our computers are either shut down or infected,” the graduate student said.
  • Students have been warned to shut down their computers, and stay off the school’s wireless network.
  • A graduate student at the university emailed CBC to say the attackers have asked for payment in bitcoin, a digital currency that is difficult to trace.
  • Matthew Braga is the senior technology reporter for CBC News.

Students at Carleton University are being warned that some of its computers have been infected by ransomware — a type of computer virus that uses encryption to effectively hold files hostage in exchange for payment.
Continue reading “Carleton University computers infected with ransomware”