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Cyber Threat Analysis

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A survey of 499 IT decision makers in the education sector found that 44% of organisations were hit by ransomware in the last year.

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Cyber Threat Analysis Report Contents

Recent TA Activity

A large number of known threat groups target the Higher Education sector. In this section, we shall highlight particularly active groups.


Mustang Panda


• Affiliation: China
• Active Since: 2012
• Motives: Espionage


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An Overview

Below is a brief overview of notable statistics that emerged regarding the Higher-Education cyber threat landscape during the last quarter.

• This quarter, an Australian University was compromised by Royal ransomware,
a strain known to make demands as high as $60 million.

• We also saw Xavier Universities students and employee’s data leaked this
quarter by Vice Society, after university officials refused to meet their demands.

• Vice Society has carried out more than 100 cyber-attacks around the world since it surfaced in mid-2021, around 40 of those attacks have targeted the education sector.

Recent Threat Actor Activity