IT outage at Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University enters second week

Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University has entered a second week of woe following a vist by an infosec nasty.

The 200-year-old institution’s IT team first referred to the crisis as a “security incident” but a spokesperson confirmed to The Register that it was a cyber attack.

A week on, things remain resolutely broken. VPN? Down. Oracle R12 Finance System? Down. Staff shared areas? Down. Even staff and student directories remain unavailable, hinting at some severe trouble within the university’s on-premises infrastructure.

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Source: The Register