INCIDENT: Cyberattack Delays Start of Classes At Portsmouth University.

Key IT systems at the University of Portsmouth continue to remain offline this week after a supposed ransomware attack, delaying the start of the new term.

A notice on the university’s homepage doesn’t explicitly name ransomware as the cause of the “cyber incident,” but the “ongoing technical disruption” it describes is a tell-tale sign of such attacks. However, The News has reported that it has seen an email from the university claiming it suffered a ransomware attack.

Incident Date

April 13, 2021

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Campus Still Closed as Portsmouth University Reels from Suspected Ransomware

Industries:

Impacts

IT

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