Lakehead College has prolonged its winter research break till Friday, Feb. 26 attributable to final week’s cyber assault.
The assault started Tuesday, and focused Lakehead-owned servers and computer systems. The college’s IT employees, together with cybersecurity consultants introduced in to assist resolve the assault, proceed to research.
Lakehead introduced in a media launch on Saturday that it’ll lengthen the winter break by 4 days, with courses resuming Friday, Feb. 26.
College students had signed a petition to increase the break because of the assault.
Additional modifications to the tutorial calendar might also be applied, pending discussions with schools and the college senate.
The media launch additionally states a variety of companies – together with Gmail, Zoom, Lakehead’s web site, and the college’s distance studying platform – have been restored.
Lakehead suggested any workers engaged on a university-owned laptop at residence to not carry that laptop again to both the Thunder Bay or Orillia campuses. Doing so may pose a danger to the pc, Lakehead stated.