April 19, 2022

BlackCat Breaches Florida International University

Industry: Education | Level: Strategic | Source: TheRecord

The ransomware group, BlackCat (ALPHV) has breached Florida International University (FIU) compromising approximately 1.2TB of data. The attack reported by The Record has claimed data belonging to essentially all university personnel including, students, teachers, and staff. With data associated with contracts, accounting documents, social security numbers, email databases and other information. A statement offered by FIU acknowledged the ransomware group’s claim of the attack, however, has denied the breach of data, stating the investigation is ongoing. The message from the university reads “Today, a ransomware group posted that sensitive FIU data had been exfiltrated. We have been investigating and there is no indication thus far that sensitive information has been compromised. At this time, no further information is available.”