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Lakehead University under cyber attack

School will shut down all computers on campus, have warned students and staff they won't have access to anything on a university file server for an indefinite period.
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THUNDER BAY – Lakehead University is under cyber attack.

The Thunder Bay school on Tuesday issued a notice to students and staff, stating the university’s information technology team is working to manage the situation, which affects servers on campus. To deal with the attack, all access to servers, affecting both the Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses, has been removed.

The technology services centre is also requiring all computers at both campuses to be shut down immediately.

Any computer that was not shut down the last time it was used will be shut down by TSC personnel, who warn anyone with a research critical computer performing operations that cannot be turned off to contact a research supervisor or dean.

“Until further notice, all data and services hosted by Lakehead University servers, including access to our website and file share drives, will be inaccessible,” the note to students, faculty and staff reads.

“Lakehead’s Google-based services, such as Google Drive and Gmail, are likely to become unavailable in the next couple of hours.”  

The school says it will share any updates via its Lakehead Mobile Safety App, which can be downloaded from a variety of app stores.

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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