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Carleton University dealing with a Ransomware Outbreak asking for 39 Bitcoins

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Multiple computers at Carleton University infected by ransomware. Criminals demanding 39 bitcoins to decrypt files.

Large ransomware outbreaks seem to be a theme this week with first the San Francisco MTA getting hit by HDDCryptor and now Carleton University in Canada being affected by an unknown ransomware. Starting this morning at 8:51am EST, Carleton's Computing and Communications Services department started tweeting updates about networking and computer issues that were impacting the services at the college.

Network issues are being experienced impacting a number of services including email, Banner, Carleton Central. The team is investigating. — CCS (@Carleton_IT) November 29, 2016 We have detected a threat to our network. Our team is assessing the situation and taking steps to secure the network https://t.co/DxTbU3fyOV — CCS (@Carleton_IT) November 29, 2016 Please refrain from connecting to our network at this time. It is safe to access applications (cuLearn,...(continued)
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