May 02, 2023

Wichita State restoring systems after cyber attack

Posted May 02, 2023 10:31 AM

WICHITA —Over the weekend, Wichita State University took proactive measures and disconnected several University systems to isolate an unauthorized attempt by a third party to access the University’s systems, according to a statement of the school's website.

Most of the University system access has been restored and there has been no indication that any of the University’s secure data or information has been compromised. The University will continue to engage its security protocols in restoring full availability of all networks and systems, prioritizing student needs.

At this time, we anticipate that the University will have restoration of all networks and major systems by Tuesday but are also mindful that these incidents often create residual issues and future interruptions may occur.

Cyber incidents have unfortunately become more common, especially in large organizations like WSU. The University has and continues to devote the necessary resources to its digital infrastructure to guard against unauthorized access.