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University of California, USA, paid ransom attacker Netwalker $1.14 million in Bitcoin

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) paid $1.14 million in bitcoins to hackers after being attacked by ransomware this month. The Netwalker ransomware gang attacked the school network on June 1. UCSF is now assisting the U.S. FBI in its investigation, while working to restore all affected systems. The university said that as a university serving the public interest, the encrypted data is very important for some academic work. Therefore, a difficult decision was made to pay a partial…