University College London (UCL) has been hit by a major ransomware cyber-attack. When one of the world's top universities, reknowned as a centre of excellence in cyber-security research suffers a major breach, what does this mean for companies who do not have extensive cyber security skills?
University College London, one of the world's leading universities, has been hit by a major cyber-attack. The university describes it as a "ransomware" attack, such as last month's cyber-attack which threatened NHS computer systems. The attack was continuing on Thursday, with access to online networks being restricted. The university has warned staff and students of the risk of data loss and "very substantial disruption".