In The Media

Malware infection of University of Calgary computers partly fixed

by CBC News (feat. Tom Keenan)

CBC
May 30, 2016

IT teams at the University of Calgary have succeeded in partly eradicating a malware attack that had officials warning students and staff not to use any school-issued computers Monday morning. 

The malware is still affecting the school's exchange email, Skype for Business, secure wireless and Active Directory systems.

"Major progress has been made towards resolving current systems issues caused by malware, which is software intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems," the U of C said in a release.

The school's wireless network and Office 365 email systems are now operational. Exchange email and Skype for Business remain impacted, the school says. 

"It is now safe to use UCalgary-issued computers to access available UCalgary networks and applications," officials said in a release. "There are a number of users who remain impacted by the malware and they will not be able to access any UCalgary systems."

Teams have been working non-stop to resolve the situation since it was first detected.

"It points out that anybody can be vulnerable. I don't know how they got infected or how the malware got in there, but it's a good lesson to everybody to be very, very skeptical if somebody tells you to download a file or click on a link or go to this webpage," said U of C professor and cyber-security specialist Tom Keenan.

"If you don't recognize it, you shouldn't be doing that."

The U of C says employees should report to work and classes are continuing as scheduled.

 


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
 
SEARCH
THE CGAI PODCAST NETWORK

Defence Deconstructed: Canadian Maritime Operations in the Mediterranean Sea

December 13, 2018

(feat. Dave Perry and Commander Gord Noseworthy)



The Global Exchange: The Sea of Azov and The Future of The Ukraine Crisis

December 10, 2018

(feat. Colin Robertson, Roger Hilton, and Andrew Rasiulis)



EXPERTS IN THE MEDIA

Canadian growth shoring up massive U.S. heavy oil market: IHS Markit

by JWN Staff (feat. Kevin Birn), JWN Energy, December 14, 2018

A 2nd Canadian detained in China

by Michelle Saunders (feat. Hugh Stephens), Zoomer Radio, December 13, 2018


LATEST TWEETS

HEAD OFFICE
Canadian Global Affairs Institute
Suite 1800, 421-7th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 4K9

 

OTTAWA OFFICE
Canadian Global Affairs Institute
8 York Street, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 5S6

 

Phone: (613) 288-2529
Email: contact@cgai.ca
Web: cgai.ca

 

Making sense of our complex world.
Déchiffrer la complexité de notre monde.

 

© 2002-2018 Canadian Global Affairs Institute
Charitable Registration No. 87982 7913 RR0001

 


Sign in with Facebook | Sign in with Twitter | Sign in with Email