Stanford University Investigating Cyberattack After Akira Ransomware Claims
Stanford University is currently investigating a cybersecurity incident within its Department of Public Safety after a ransomware gang claimed to have attacked the school. The university has assured that there is no indication of the incident affecting any other part of the institution or its emergency response. The Akira ransomware gang has claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that they have stolen 430 gigabytes of data. Cybersecurity companies Avast and Arctic Wolf have found evidence connecting the attack to the Conti ransomware group. This comes after several other major U.S. schools have faced similar attacks in recent weeks. Stanford University had previously experienced a cybersecurity incident in 2021, where the Clop ransomware gang stole and leaked personal information.