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Cyber attack on Ruhr-Universität Bochum
In the night of 6 to 7 May 2020, a computer attack forced a large part of the central IT infrastructure at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) to be shut down. The attack is currently being analysed to find out what happened exactly. As an immediate measure, all central servers and backup systems that might be affected were shut down.
Who is affected?
All PC applications used by the university administration are currently out of service, email via the Exchange system doesn't work.
What is still working?
The services RUB-Mail, Moodle, Rub-Cast, Zoom, Matrix (Riot) are still available. Digital teaching via these systems is therefore currently possible.
What do you have to do?
All Windows-based applications in all RUB faculties and institutions should be limited to the most necessary communication processes. As always, no email attachments should be opened. All Office documents should be sent as PDF.
At present, IT Services and an external expert system are analysing the nature and extent of the damage and the further procedure. More information and recommendations for action are to follow.
7 May 2020