Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Ransomware Attack Blocks New Mexico Law School Faculty, Staff, And Student Access To Email, Shared Files

Albuquerque Journal, Suspected Ransomware Attack Hits UNM Law School:

New Mexico Logo (2015)Officials at the University of New Mexico School of Law believe they have been attacked by ransomware, a malicious software that is preventing students, faculty and staff from accessing emails and shared files at the school.

It appears that the attack is only disrupting computer systems at the law school, and not other parts of campus, according to a letter from Dean Sergio Pareja that was sent to students Thursday evening and posted to UNM’s website.

He said there are indicators that the attack is ransomware, but no demands have been made of the law school.

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