The University of Skövde gained knowledge about an attempt to spread harmful code in the University's IT-system. To prevent the IT-system, the University takes various protective measures. Unfortunately, these measures have a negative effect on the University´s functions.
Just before the Easter weekend, the University of Skövde became aware of an attempt to spread harmful code in the University's IT system. To prevent this from succeeding, IT Service Office has since then taken a number of protective measures. Unfortunately, these protective measures have a negative effect on some of the University´s functions, for example, the University's computer rooms are currently closed.
Employees at the IT Service Office work as fast as they can to secure the IT-systems and to be able to re-start them. Unfortunately, this type of work always takes time. Therefore, the University cannot exactly say when the functions will be back to normal again.
Right now, the negative impact on functions comes from the University's own preventive measures. However, the University would not take this type of action if the University did not take the situation seriously. The measures are about acting vigorously now to secure the systems in the longer term.
Cannot inform about details
The University has informed students and employees via internal channels. However, the University cannot inform about the details of the protection work. Such information could in fact be used by them who try to expose organisations to cyber-attacks.