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University of Regina says no information compromised in cyberattack

REGINA — The University of Regina is dealing with a privacy breach after three computers were compromised in a cyberattack last week.


July 4, 2016
By The Canadian Press

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Kim McKechney, executive director of communications, says they immediately isolated the problem and eliminated it by removing those computers from the university network.

There’s no evidence that any personal information has been used maliciously as a result of the breach.

But McKechney says given that it’s “within the realm of possibility,” they are taking the situation very seriously by doing a thorough follow-up investigation.

A digital forensic expert will look through the data that is potentially at risk, determining what information was accessed.

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Last month, the University of Calgary paid a ransom of $20,000 demanded after a cyberattack to preserve an option to restore critical research data.

Linda Dalgetty, a university vice-president, said there’s no indication that any personal data was released to the public.

Dalgetty said the situation was unfortunate but the university could not risk losing critical data.

(CTV Regina, The Canadian Press)

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