Online classes resume at Saskatchewan Polytechnic following cyberattack

Click to play video: 'Cyberattack shuts down Saskatchewan Polytechnic'
Cyberattack shuts down Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Saskatchewan Polytechnic closed following a cybersecurity attack. The school isn't alone as this kind of crime appears to be becoming more common – Nov 3, 2020

All online classes at Saskatchewan Polytechnic will resume on Monday, one week after the school fell victim to a ransomware attack.

“Returning to learning was our top priority. I want to thank all students and faculty for their patience and understanding as we worked with third-party supplies and cybersecurity experts around the clock to achieve this goal,” CEO and president of Saskatchewan Polytechnic Larry Rosia said in a press release.

“In the coming days, work will continue to resume services in a safe, secure manner. To date, our cautious, phased-in approach has been successful.”

Click to play video: 'Preventing cyber attacks'
Preventing cyber attacks

The school says it’s taking steps to increase online security for students and employees including multi-factor authentication for online services, additional information about how to spot a phishing email, and new anti-virus software for employees’ computers.

Story continues below advertisement

Saskatchewan Polytechnic was a victim of a cyberattack on Oct. 30. At this point, no personal information has been compromised, says the school.

The incident has been reported to law enforcement.

In-person learning remains phased-in.

A full list of classes that have resumed can be found here.

Sponsored content