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Cyber attack disrupts University of the Highlands and Islands' systems and networks

By Andrew Dixon

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The University of the Highlands and Islands partnership is experiencing an ongoing 'cyber incident' which has caused disruption to its systems and networks across all of its campuses.

A university spokesman said: "We are currently working to isolate and minimise impact from this incident with assistance from external partners.

"We do not believe personal data has been affected.

"The source of the incident is not yet known.

"To help us minimise disruption caused by this incident, all college and research institution campuses will be physically closed to all students and staff on Monday.

"There may be some exceptions – especially for students at NAFC Marine Centre UHI, Moray College UHI, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, West Highland College UHI, Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI and Lews Castle College UHI – and therefore if students are still to attend, someone from the local campus will have let you know.

"All classes currently online because of the restrictions caused by Covid-19 will continue as normal wherever possible."

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