Money Message attacks Taylor University

Incident Date:

September 2, 2023

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Money Message attacks Taylor University


Taylor University


Money Message


Upland, USA

Indiana, USA

First Reported

September 2, 2023

Taylor University Targeted by Money Message Ransomware Gang

The Money Message ransomware gang has attacked Taylor University. Taylor University is a private Christian liberal arts university located in Upland, Indiana, United States. Established in 1846, it has a rich history of providing higher education with a strong emphasis on Christian values and academic excellence. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs across various disciplines, including the arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and theology. It is known for its commitment to integrating faith and learning, encouraging students to explore the intersection of their faith with their chosen field of study.

Taylor University is also recognized for its close-knit community and its dedication to holistic education, emphasizing character development and service to others alongside academic achievement. The campus features modern facilities and resources to support students in their academic and extracurricular pursuits.

Recent Attack Details

Money Message posted Taylor University to its data leak site on September 2nd but provided no further details. Money Message was first identified in March 2023 and has gone on to attack a range of organizations, including a major Asian airline and a well-known computer hardware vendor. The group has not been especially active and as such little is known about it currently.

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