Attempted cyber attack on NUI Galway affecting students and staff

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Galway daily news Possible data breach at UHG under investigation

An attempted cyberattack on NUI Galway is affecting staff and students today after the University had to disable access between the campus network and the internet as precautionary measure.

In a statement this afternoon, the University said that its IT, cyber security and data protection specialists are monitoring and investigating the incident closely.

NUI Galway says that at this point, there is no evidence of any data being compromised.

“As a precautionary measure, the University has disabled access between the campus network and the wider internet, impacting all users, including students and staff,” the statement reads.

“We are working to restore normal access as soon as is possible. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.”

In an email to students today, NUI Galway President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh said that there is no access to on-campus systems from off-campus locations.

“Access to some services including Blackboard is not currently available from any location,” he said.