UK: University of Portsmouth closes campus due to ‘ransomware attack’

Ben Fishwick reports:

The University of Portsmouth has closed its campus due to ‘technical disruption’ to its IT network in what is believed to be a ransomware attack.

The institution’s buildings are closed until April 19. Students are currently on an Easter break.

Read more on The News.

A notice on the university’s web site states:

We are experiencing ongoing technical disruption. Please bear with us while we address the issue. We will update as further information becomes available.

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2 comments to “UK: University of Portsmouth closes campus due to ‘ransomware attack’”

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  1. Susan Walford - April 17, 2021

    Do we know what personal data of students has been hacked?

    • Dissent - April 17, 2021

      Are you assuming that student data was compromised? I haven’t seen any details yet on what data may have been either accessed, encrypted, and/or exfiltrated.

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