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Cyber Attack targets University of Siena

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May 7, 2024

What happened

On May 6, the University of Siena was the target of a cyber attack that caused problems to the internal network and interrupted communications among employees. The University responded promptly, communicating the attack to the National Cybersecurity Agency (ACN) and initiating verification operations. In addition, it will prepare a complaint to the Postal Police and report the incident to the Data Protection Authority. It has been communicated that, due to the compromise of the internal network, the institutional website will be accessible only from the outside. Therefore, the restoration of the infrastructure network will occur gradually and securely. This episode highlights the need for further adjustments to cybersecurity measures and constant vigilance by the entire infrastructure.

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