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Case study: What Maastricht University (UM) learned from the ransomware attack (part 2)

On 23 December last year, Maastricht University (UM) was hit by a major ransomware attack. The hackers executed a command installing ‘Clop’ ransomware on 267 servers of the Windows domain. As a result, almost all of UM’s operational processes were disrupted. Several online backup servers were encrypted as well. In part 2 of the interview with Bart van den Heuvel you will read more about the crisis management during this incident. Read Part 1 here. Bart Van den Heuvel:...

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Case study: What Maastricht University (UM) learned from the ransomware attack (part 1)

On 23 December last year, Maastricht University (UM), which is connected to the Dutch education and research network SURFnet, was hit by a major ransomware attack. After thorough investigation and serious consideration, the institution decided to pay the requested ransom. GÉANT spoke with Bart van den Heuvel, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at UM. ‘A cyber attack is going to happen to you anyway. It is a matter of preparing yourself as well as possible and limiting the impact...

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