VADUZ – The University of Liechtenstein can be reached again via the usual channels, as stated in a message on Monday. With combined forces, the IT department and specialists from the Office for Computer Science succeeded in eliminating the damage caused by the ransomware attack and restoring the university’s IT operations.
It was a rude awakening for the University of Liechtenstein on August 16: Hackers managed to paralyze the university’s IT using a ransomware attack.
But with great commitment and close cooperation with the IT department, the IT department of the university has succeeded, according to the announcement, in ensuring operation again. The website of the university uni.li is available again and the registration for prospective students, students and further education is working properly again.
Not responded to the hackers’ demands
“We are very happy that we have succeeded in making the university capable of acting again in a very short time. Computer science, which made this success possible,” CIO Michael Heinzle is quoted in the press release.
“In addition to the rapid recovery, it is particularly impressive that all of this succeeded without responding to the hackers’ demands.”