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Ransomware Gang Says It Leaked Data from Xavier University Students, Staff

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(TNS) — A ransomware gang with international reach is claiming that it leaked sensitive personal data belonging to Xavier University students and employees, apparently after university officials refused to meet their demands.

Vice Society, which is known for targeting school systems and higher education institutions, made that claim around Dec. 20, according to Brett Callow, a threat analyst with the cybersecurity firm Emsisoft who monitors ransomware attacks. The breach occurred on Nov. 22, according to Xavier President Reynold Verret's email to the university community on Dec. 22.


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