University of Windsor hit by 'cybersecurity incident'

The University of Windsor says an investigation is ongoing into a recent "cybersecurity incident."

School says some systems currently offline, investigation underway

The University of Windsor campus is seen in a file photo. (Chris Ensing/CBC News)

The University of Windsor says an investigation is ongoing into a recent "cybersecurity incident."

The school said in an update at 4 p.m. on Wednesday that its website and other university systems are temporarily unavailable. The website appeared to be accessible as of 5 p.m.

"Once we became aware of the incident, we immediately took steps to secure our systems and mitigate the impact to data and operations. A team of leading external cybersecurity experts was engaged to conduct a full investigation."

University officials said that investigation is their highest priority.

"We are committed to data safety and are taking this matter very seriously. We are using industry-standard security measures to ensure that our information systems and data are secured."

Information for students and faculty is available here.


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