Cyberattack Takes German University IT Systems Offline

February 14, 2024

INCIDENT

The Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences (HS Kaiserslautern) was hit by a ransomware attack, following incidents affecting at least half a dozen similar institutions in recent months. The incident was confirmed on Friday, with the university using an emergency website to announce its “entire IT infrastructure” had been taken offline, including university email accounts and the telephone system.

Almost every facility and service available to the institution’s more than 6,200 students has been affected. Computer pools and even the library will “remain closed until further notice,” the university stated.

Incident Date

June 12, 2023

Location

Germany

Estimated Cost


No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified