May 03, 2022

Austin Peay State University Ransomware Attack

Industry: Education | Level: Strategic | Source: TheRecord

A ransomware attack impacted Austin Peay State University, on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 27th, 2022. The university’s official Twitter account notified students to disconnect their devices from the university’s network, “We are under a ransomware attack. If your computer is connected to the APSU network, please disconnect IMMEDIATELY.” The incident is said to be “contained” by the university’s executive director Bill Persinger. No impact is expected to disrupt studies, as classes have concluded with students focusing on examinations. No identification is made of the ransomware group responsible for the attack.