The University had to disable my whole network after a hacker attack


The leadership of the canadian University had to take drastic measures when it became clear that its computer network was full of hacking software for mining cryptocurrency.

Cryptojacking continues to attract the attention of the companies involved in the protection of software. This malware, once in the computer of a normal user, tries, without attracting attention, quietly mine cryptocurrency. In most cases, such programs rarely harms the very PC, but are actively using computing power and electricity for mining cryptocurrency hackers.

Malicious cryptojacking are notoriously difficult to detect because in the interest of the hacker, so they were the most secretive. Probably that is why the University of Saint Francis Xavier in Canada, did not immediately noticed the appearance of malicious miner in their system.

Decisive steps to eliminate malware

When it was discovered that the computing power of the University really was loaded with malware, this forced the leadership to take decisive action to eliminate it. The University had to completely disable all its network, in order to perform the necessary corrections and remove malware from their servers.

As reported on the website of SV University. Francis Xavier, “malicious software was trying to use shared computing power StFX for mining cryptocurrency and benefit hackers. Currently, there is no evidence that any personal information in our network has been compromised”.

All network passwords have also been updated in connection with the General program enhanced security and upgraded the entire security system.

The standard advice given to all users concerned regular software updates of computer security, as hackers continue to improve their tactics to penetrate into the wrong device.

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