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Scotland – University of the Highland and Islands (UHI)

Exploit: Ransomware
University of the Highland and Islands (UHI): Institution of Higher Learning 

Risk to Small Business: 1.603 = Severe

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) in Scotland has been hit with a suspected ransomware attack that has shut down its campuses. All 13 locations across were impacted as well as its Brightspace virtual learning environment.

Individual Risk: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Ransomware is almost always part of a phishing attack. Brush up on the latest phishing lures to spot and stop phishing in our eBook Phish Files.