Hackers release information gained from cyberattack against Okanagan


The hacker group Vice Society has reportedly released the data stolen through a ransomware attack against Okanagan College. The group recently claimed responsibility for the cyberattack and threatened to release 850 gigabytes of data from Okanagan and its stakeholders. In a recent update, Okanagan noted that it did “not entertain conversations about paying a ransom” as this would not have ensured the destruction or non-publication of data. Forensic investigators are reviewing the compromised data, and Okanagan has instructed stakeholders not to try to access compromised information, as it may be infected with malware. Students spoke to Global News to express their frustration with the situation, noting the impact on international students and on students’ ability to complete their studies.

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