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Maastricht University suffers ‘serious’ cyber attack


Criminal investigation underway into attack, which university has battled for more than a week

Maastricht University in the Netherlands has said it is still recovering from a “serious cyber attack” launched against it on 23 December 2019.

Hackers “committed a major breach of the university’s ICT systems and thereby put a strain on the daily operations of the institution”, according to a 2 January statement from the university. It said it temporarily took all of its systems offline on 27 December, and is reinstating access in phases.

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