Following an attempted cyberattack in February, Queen’s University in Belfast decided to suspend access to certain university systems.
An investigation is ongoing and stated that there was currently no evidence of any stolen data. The UK’s cyber-security agency is also working on understanding the full extent of the attack, although the University confirmed that the immediate operational impact has already been mitigated.
The National Cyber Security Centre has then issued a warning concerning the increasing numbers of cyberattacks on colleges and universities in the UK and recommended having strong security measures in place.
Hence, Queen’s University suspended access to some of its systems and is carrying out assessments of any future risks. The university takes the threats seriously and will try as much as possible to avoid any other attacks in the future.