The University of Calgary recovering from Malware attack

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University of Calgary recovering from Malware attack
WATCH ABOVE: The University of Calgary is blaming malware for causing systems issues that impacted everything from email and Skype for Business to their secure wireless and active directory. Gary Bobrovitz reports – May 30, 2016

The University of Calgary said Monday afternoon it was slowly recovering from a virus attack on its’ IT systems over the weekend.

Issues with the network first began on Saturday, prompting officials to warn students and staff against using any University of Calgary-issued computers for any purpose.

By Monday, IT teams had made enough progress that the university’s AirUC secure wireless and Office 365 email were operational. In addition, officials said it was again safe to use university-issued computers to access networks and applications.

“We understand the significant impact these systems issues are having across the campus community,” Linda Dalgetty, vice-president of finance and services at the university, said. “Teams have been working throughout the weekend to try to resolve this challenging situation as quickly as possible.”

The University of Calgary is blaming malware for the attack to its secure wireless and active directory.

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The university told Global News it will likely take another three days for everything to get back to normal.

The issue is not impacting classes, which will go ahead as scheduled.

In addition, all 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences activities and events are continuing as planned.

The University of Calgary will be providing updates on the situation through the UC Emergency App.

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