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Recovery can go ahead
The RUB’s team of experts has completed its analysis of the nature and causes of the attack to such an extent that the recovery of the shut-down systems can now go ahead. It has emerged that only a limited number of servers have been encrypted by malware.
The IT experts hope that the recovery of the systems will only take a few weeks. As the investigation is still ongoing, RUB can’t publish any detailed information regarding the type of malware.
Digital courses continue as scheduled.
As none of the systems necessary for digital classes has been affected by the attack, teaching could continue as scheduled from the very beginning. The only element that had come to a standstill for a short time following the attack was the optimisation of network capacities, especially for the email traffic of teachers and students, so that the current bottlenecks should soon be eliminated.
12 May 2020