NUI Galway’s IT systems hit by cyberattack

The university disabled access to its campus network as a precautionary measure following the attack

National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) has found itself subject to an attempted cyberattack on its Information Technology (IT) systems. 

A statement from the university posted yesterday evening read: “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.”

The statement continued: “We are working to restore normal access as soon as possible.” 

NUI Galway disabled student and staff access to the campus network and the internet as a precautionary measure following the attack.

An email sent to students seen by Trinity News read, “Access to University cloud-based platforms including email, [Microsoft] MS Teams and Zoom remains possible from off-campus locations. If you are on campus, you can access these services from a mobile phone if you turn on WiFi connection.”

“There is no access to on-campus systems from off-campus locations’’: the email continued.

Trinity News reached out to the NUI for comment, but given the ongoing response to the cyberattack, the university claimed that they are not in a position to provide a statement at this time.

Grace Gageby

Grace Gageby is the current Assistant Editor of Trinity News. She studies English and Philosophy and was previously Deputy Comment Editor.