Update: Wi-Fi restored; computers allowed to be switched on


MAASTRICHT. Just over a week after the cyberattack targeted at Maastricht University, more and more systems are working again. A (partially) operational Wi-Fi network has been added to the (partially) accessible student portal and Blackboard/Eleum. Students and staff can also use their computers or devices again.

Until recently, the UM emphasised time and again to leave the IT systems alone. The reason was that the investigations and repairs should not be disturbed. This ban has now been lifted. The central network disks are also accessible again (albeit only with an UM network connection). Files, however, can only be opened in read-only mode, which means that they cannot be edited.

Meanwhile, according to the UM website, more than seven thousand employees and students (counted on 2 January) have already changed their login credentials. Users are urgently requested to change their passwords before Monday, 6 January. Students can do so through the Student Portal. Employees can log in on the UM’s intranet (Log in with your present user name and password. You will then be asked to change your password. Note: do not select the option ‘password recovery’).

Update: Wi-Fi restored; computers allowed to be switched on