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MSU computer system breached in ransomware attack

Posted at 2:50 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 14:50:55-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. — An official at Michigan State University said that a school computer system has been targeted by a ransomware attack threatening to publish student information.

Dan Olsen, deputy spokesperson at MSU, confirmed today to FOX 17 that the university was recently the victim of a NetWalker ransomware security breach.

He offered the following statement to FOX 17.

“Within hours of the intrusion, MSU IT took prompt action and notified law enforcement agencies," Olsen said.

"At this time, we believe the intrusion is isolated to one unit on campus.

"The affected systems and servers have been taken offline to prevent further exposure, and we are working with MSU Police Department and the Michigan State Police to conduct a thorough investigation.”