Bitcoin Mining Attack Causes University to Shut Down Network
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Late last week, St. Francis Xavier University in Canada was the victim of a cryptojacking attack. A hacker (or hackers) targeted the university’s computer system to mine for the world’s number one cryptocurrency. The attack forced the university to shut down their network completely to safeguard personal data for students and staff.
Needless to say, quite a few services were impacted by this. Online courses, email, debit card transactions, Wi-Fi, and drives on the St. F.X. network were all completely offline. Since then, services have been increasingly restored. St. Francis Xavier University notes that all passwords have been reset due to security concerns.
Read more about the cryptojacking attack on LiveBitcoinNews.