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'Limited information' compromised in U of G cyberattack

The school will be notifying anyone whose personal information may have been involved, so they can advise them of next steps
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University of Guelph

As a review of a cyber attack at the University of Guelph continues, the school has confirmed "limited information" has been compromised in the Sept. 11 incident.

The university said right now, its IT systems are "largely operational," and are working to make sure the systems are secure.

In an email to students, the U of G said: "The University is conducting a thorough review of the affected data on a priority basis. We will be in direct contact with anyone whose personal information may have been involved to notify them and provide any recommended actions."

The school is working with law enforcement officials, the province's privacy commissioner, regulatory agencies, and external experts in the investigation.

The university said the incident resulted in a campus-wide, multiple systems outage.

Things like VPN access to university systems, services such as shared file storage, printing at the campus library, debit and credit systems, and parking permit systems were impacted.


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