Cybersecurity Attack Disrupts First Day Back at K-State

By Payton Tholstrup

A possible cyberattack has disrupted operations at Kansas State University. Issues with Canvas and Mediasite were found as students returned back to classes for the spring semester. This disruption includes VPN, K-State Today emails, and videos on Canvas or Mediasite. Kansas State University identified the disruption around 9:25 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16th.

After the disruption was located, IT took action to investigate the areas of concern. They were unable to determine that the disruption was a result of a recent cybersecurity incident, so they had to take the impacted systems offline. They will remain offline as the investigation continues. Select shared drivers and printers will also be offline for the investigation. A third-party IT forensic expert is helping with the investigation.

K-State is asking students and staff to remain aware and follow cybersecurity practices. If students notice anything unusual or suspicious, they should reach out to the IT help desk. Staff should reach out to their department IT.

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