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United Kingdom – Oxford University Division of Structural Biology

Exploit: Hacking
Oxford University Division of Structural Biology: Research Laboratories

Risk to Small Business: 2.722 = Moderate

Oxford University Division of Structural Biology, popularly known as Strubi, landed in cybercriminal sights last week. Bad actors access operations and routine data from a number of machines including purification devices for handling biochemical samples, some of which included proteins used in ongoing coronavirus research. The incident is under investigation and all lab functions have been restored.

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

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: In today’s booming data markets, hackers are hungry for unique data that fetches a pretty eny, like COVID-19 research reports.