LSU’s internet issues not related to cybersecurity threat, officials say

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Published: Feb. 27, 2023 at 2:46 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2023 at 4:16 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Internet connectivity issues experienced at LSU this week are not cyber threat-related, according to officials.

Officials with LSU’s Information Technology Services said on Tuesday, Feb. 28, that there is no evidence of a cybersecurity or ransomware incident being related to the internet connection problems they have been working on for the past 24 hours.

At this time, there is no evidence of anyone’s personal information being breached or exposed, and it is perfectly safe to log into myLSU, Moodle, or any other part of the LSU network, officials explained.

Officials said they have identified the problem and are fully investigating it.

LSU officials said the situation began on Monday, Feb. 27, and caused internet access problems for hours. They later announced that service had been restored Monday evening.

Officials said on social media that LSU experienced an issue with a critical aspect of the university’s infrastructure. No specific reason was given about what caused the issue in the first place.

LSU Information Technology Services continued to work on resolving the ongoing DNS issue on campus Tuesday, Feb. 28, according to the university.

They warned users that they may experience sporadic connectivity.

According to the university, internet connectivity remained stable Tuesday, Feb. 28, except for a brief outage in the morning.

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