Cyber Attack Disrupts University Services

By Chloe Olivia Sladden


On Wednesday 14th April, not long before 10pm, a cyber attack impacting computer and online services was experienced by the University of Hertfordshire.


Online teaching over zoom was cancelled for the 15th and 16th April, works to restore access for students and staff.


Assignment deadlines that fell before or after 9pm on 14 April, have been affected or changed as a result. A update on the university website has stated that "your Programme Leader will be in contact to advise of your new submission date as soon as possible or to confirm arrangements for face-to-face assessments that are going ahead."


"We will update you all next week on assignment extensions, exams, and serious adverse circumstances where this applies."


For students who are struggling to gain access to online university services such as Studynet, Canvas, Zoom and Teams, the university update assures "that all of your work is safe. If students are able to access these services, it has been deemed "safe to continue to do so".


There may also been some disruption, when connecting to university WIFI services. Students needing to contact the university by email can continue to do so, but there may be delays or disruption in emails being received.


If students would like to ask any questions, regarding topics such as the cyber attack will be able to do so in a Instagram Q & A session on the University's Instagram account between 12-1pm on Monday 19 April.


You can sign up to attend the session and submit any questions in advance, using this link here.

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