At Uni SA they haven’t got mail

The university was hacked on the weekend – it still is

Uni SA confirms what it first described as a “security incident” was a weekend cyber attack.

On Sunday morning university email was “experiencing technical issues” and later that day management advised that “a number of PCs and laptops” were disabled, “as a security precaution.”  By Monday morning the student VPN was also down.

CMM asked if staff and student personal records are safe and if any demand for payment has been received. The university responded late yesterday with a statement from Vice Chancellor David Lloyd, that “we believe the issue has been contained with no data breaches identified.”

However, he added, “it is quite likely that staff email will be impacted for the next few days.”