Carleton University’s Computer System Was Hacked, Hackers Demand For Bitcoin

In News
Bitcoin

Another hacking event happened today, Carleton University— one of prestigious universities in Canada, was hacked and shockingly, the hackers demand for Bitcoin.

I have noticed that lots of hackers nowadays use Bitcoin for ransom. Okay, I understand, in the bad side, people are taking advantage of the freedom that Bitcoin offers. But also, in the good side, people receive a transparent transaction and freedom from any type of intervention.

Check out more information below:

Carleton University‘s IT network was taken over Tuesday, by hackers using ransomeware to demand payment via bitcoin.

The Ottawa university first posted a notice late Tuesday morning advising students of the disruption, calling it “an attempt by an external group or individual to hack into the IT network.”

Affected users were advised to refrain from accessing the network, including connecting to Wi-Fi or using a printer. They were also advised to shut down their computers.

Network users were instructed to ignore requests for payment, and report them to staff.

Ransomeware blocks legitimate users from a system and demands payment in exchange for a software code or key to regain access.

via Globalnews.ca


You may also read!

Personal information

US Senator Demands Internet with ‘Do Not Track List’ For Personal Information

Do you think that personal data should be shared with websites? US Senator Josh Hawley thinks otherwise. As a

Read More...
Online Security

Survey Shows Internet Users Have Terrible Online Security

How secure is your online privacy? Internet users might have no conception that their personal information entered online are

Read More...
Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Leverages on Blockchain to Verify Fake Products

Is there anything else that blockchain cannot do? Louis Vuitton along with ConsenSys and Microsoft have teamed up to

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu