The University of California, San Francisco has admitted that it paid $1.14 million to “ransomware” hackers to retrieve research that hackers had temporarily compromised.
The hackers initially demanded a payment of $3 million to return the data that they had stolen from the university.
According to a report by ZDNet, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), announced last week that it had paid a $1.14 million ransom to hackers that had placed an encryption hold on data stored on university servers.
The university, which is home to the UCSF Medical Center, claims that the compromised data did not include patient records.
We are continuing our investigation, but we do not currently believe patient medical records were exposed.