Lakehead University Continues Cyber-Attack Recovery Response

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Morse sent the first message over this wire,
Morse sent the first message over this wire, "What hath God wrought!"

Thunder Bay – TECH – Lakehead University has been fighting a cyber attack on the facility’s computers.

What we have learned and done

This cybersecurity event was directed at Lakehead’s file share servers.

As soon as Lakehead’s Technology Services Centre (TSC) became aware of the potential threat to our servers, TSC removed all access to them. Until TSC can fully assess what servers and information have been affected, all information used and stored on our file share servers will be inaccessible, and on-campus computers will not be available for use.

As mentioned in our previous communication, all data and services hosted by Lakehead University servers, including access to our website and file share drives, continue to be inaccessible.

Lakehead University has engaged cybersecurity experts to conduct an investigation and help us resolve this matter.

Suggested precautions to take

If you kept usernames, passwords, or other sensitive personal information in a document on the University’s file share system, or on a campus office computer, we recommend that you take the precaution of changing them.

Further updates

We are doing everything we can to resolve this matter as quickly as we can.

As more information becomes available, updates will be provided via email, on Twitter (@LakeheadUNews and @LakeheadOrillia), and on the Lakehead Mobile Safety app. You can download the app from your device’s applications store. We will also soon be posting a Q+A document for your reference on the Lakehead Mobile Safety app.