Cyberattack on APKY: The information leaked by the hackers is encrypted

"The amount the group was asking for was €100.000 in cryptocurrencies"

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The information that was leaked on Thursday to the dark web by the hackers of the Open University of Cyprus (OPKY) is encrypted, the director of the Electronic Crime Directorate, Andreas Anastasiadis, told KYPE.

Asked if there was any information on how many people were involved in the leak, he said there was a partial release of some data, but still the content "is encrypted, it's locked, and we can't know exactly what kind of data has been released."

He added that access to them is given by hackers on the dark web. "To see them, the administrator, the hacker, must let you in," he said.

It is recalled that on March 27, the IT and Technology Service of the Open University of Cyprus detected a malicious attack on the APKY file server, in which the University stores and processes various data, by a cyber attack group called "MEDUSA", which requested compensation for their non-publication.

According to Mr. Anastasiadis, the amount the group was asking for was €100.000 in cryptocurrencies. The deadline for paying the ransom expired, so the data was published on the dark web on Thursday.

"We are monitoring the matter intensively, to see what happened, the size and whether the data is accessible, and accordingly we will come back," said Mr. Anastasiadis.