Ransomware attack may have caused IT breach that shut all four Cork MTU campuses

Liz Dunphy reports:

Munster Technological University (MTU) is working with gardaí and the National Cyber Security Centre to establish if a major IT breach that led to the closure of its four Cork campuses is linked to an international ransomware attack on hundreds of organisations.

MTU’s four Cork campuses will remain closed today and an update is expected later on whether students can return to campus tomorrow as planned.


An international ransomware hacking attack in recent days has targeted thousands of computer servers running an older version of the hugely popular VMware software called ESXi.

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