Russian Hackers Believed to be Behind Cyber Attack on Icelandic University

Net safety specialists and employees of Reykjavík University (HR) have been hard at work getting the university system back on line and recovering files since Friday morning, Vísir reports, following a cyber attack.

In a statement from HR, it is believed that the Russian hacker group Akira is behind the attack. This group typically employs ransomware, a hack that either encrypts or steals data in other system, and then demands payment to have the files restored. One of their last known attacks was in Sweden, where they hit the online services of numerous government agencies.

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