University of Gießen largely online again after cyber attack


The Justus Liebig University Gießen (JLU) has largely overcome the cyber attack on its IT system. Almost all areas of the university have Internet again, as a spokeswoman reported on request. The data center was also able to give the owners of the network drives access to their data again. However, individual servers or devices were not yet running again – the corona crisis is also noticeable here.

"For example, the stationary public computers in the libraries are not yet functional – a task that has moved into the background due to the current closure of the JLU building for public traffic," the university said. "Instead, the university computing center has focused on the provision of digital infrastructures that are needed for the mobile work of many employees, for example."

At the beginning of December there was a severe attack with malware on the University of Central Hesse (presumably Emotet). For security reasons, all servers were therefore shut down. The university was then completely offline and could only go online again after extensive system checks; a specially adapted disinfec't system from the c't editorial team was also used. The Frankfurt Attorney General's investigation into the case is still ongoing.


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