Hive Ransomware Group, an FBI-identified criminal organization, has claimed credit for ongoing “disruptions” to Knox College’s computer systems.
In an email sent to a number of Knox students on Wednesday, a group claiming to be Hive says it has encrypted “critical infrastructure and data,” compromised the college’s backup servers and mined sensitive personal information like medical records and social security numbers.
“In less than 24 hours, your data will be leaked on our site,” the email said. “Additionally, all of your SSN and Medical records will be put for sale, for every hacker to gain access and use your data in whatever illegal activity they want.”
When asked by the Register-Mail, Knox College did not confirm whether the system disruptions have been caused by Hive or are to the extent described in the email. It is also unclear how many people received the email.