Lakehead University extends reading break due to cybersecurity attack

Lakehead University has extended its winter reading break due to a cybersecurity attack that happened last week.

The winter break will be extended an additional four days, with classes scheduled to resume on Friday, Feb. 26.

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Last Tuesday, the university announced a cyberattack was affecting its servers at both campuses, in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ont.

In response, Lakehead’s technology department removed all access to servers and shut down all on-campus computers.

On Sunday evening, the university said its servers and on-campus Lakehead-owned computers continue to be inaccessible.

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The university’s technology department also said people shouldn’t bring their Lakehead-owned computer to campuses to avoid potential cybersecurity risks.

Lakehead said further decisions related to the university’s academic calendar will be forthcoming pending decisions with schools faculties and the senate.

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