Mystery Security Snafu forced University to Temporarily Return to Stone-age without the Internet.

The university of Michigan was forced to temporarily go offline without the internet as a result of an undisclosed security incidence.

It was reported that on the 29th August 2023, the president of the renowned academic organization, published a letter to the school community showing appreciation for their ability to show some grace; by exercising patience while the technical team figure out the issues and restore the internet back to the school.

The letter (Shown in the image below) describes what went wrong, the action being taken, and appreciation of the understanding shown by the entire community. However, the cause of the attack was undisclosed to the public for some reasons.

 

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The letter written on the university official website, describes what went wrong, the action being taken, and appreciation of the understanding shown by the community. Image-source: Michigan University.

The incident which occurred, is said to have affected over 120,000 students total in number, faculty staff and team, across the university’s campuses (Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn).  In a series of letter issued from 27th – 30th August 2023, by The Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Ravi Pendse; a disclosure on the issues and occurrence of the internet failure, as well as continuous update on the progress made by the IT team to restore the school back to civilization, was detailed in the letter publication.

The internet has been fully restored now, and hopefully the institution does not face this issue again.

 

 

 

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