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Galway university victim of attempted cyber attack

“At this point there is no evidence of any data being compromised"
Dominic McGrath, PA

Irish university NUI Galway has been the victim of an attempted cyberattack.

In a statement, a university spokesperson said that an attempted cyberattack had been carried out on the college’s IT system.

The spokesperson said: “Our IT, cyber security and data protection specialists are monitoring and investigating the incident closely.

“At this point there is no evidence of any data being compromised.

“As a precautionary measure, the University has disabled access between the campus network and the wider internet, impacting all users, including students and staff.”

The spokesperson said: “We are working to restore normal access as soon as is possible.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused.”

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