PIRACY:The University of Aix-Marseille, one of the most important in France, was the victim this Wednesday of a computer hack from abroad
Aix- Marseille University, one of the largest in France, was the victim of a cyberattack on Wednesday morning. However, it would not have done much damage, a priori, thanks to a very rapid intervention, we learned from the management.
“The attack, which obviously came from a foreign country, occurred in the middle of the morning. She could have done a lot of damage if the surveillance system had not triggered the alert immediately, which made it possible to cut the entire network, “explained the management of this university which has the largest number of students in France (80,000).
Resuming this Thursday
“A business resumption plan will begin on Wednesday evening, before a very gradual restart of services on Thursday,” she adds. Classes are not disrupted but some services no longer have a working tool. Justice has not been seized at this stage but will be if theft of data is found.
Several institutions, town halls like Lille or Rouen or hospitals like Brest, have been victims of cyberattacks in recent months. Another attack from pro-Russian hackers targeted the websites of several French town halls this spring. The hackers, for example, broadcast in Cyrillic on the Bry-sur-Marne site “pro-Russian propaganda messages, namely “Respect Russia! Otherwise, we will continue to wage war on you, ”said the Val-de-Marne prefecture in early May.