2021- Update on GCU cyber security incident

Update on cyber security incident at GCU

Mon, 24 May 2021 16:03:00 BST
General view of the entrance to GCU campus.
General view of the entrance to GCU campus.

As you may know, GCU recently became aware that it had been subject to a cyber security incident. As a precaution, the University restricted some IT systems until a full evaluation has been undertaken. The forensic investigation, with the support of professional cyber security experts, is ongoing. A priority of this investigation is to identify if there was any impact on data. This investigation has identified that a limited number of computers may have been affected by the incident and as such the users of those computers may have had some information compromised.

As a precautionary measure, we have already alerted those people who used those computers so that they can take preventative steps to protect themselves, such as change passwords to any sites they visited on those PCs.

The forensic investigation is in its early stages and we will be providing staff and students with further advice in relation to their GCU accounts as appropriate.

We take our cyber security extremely seriously and regret that this incident has happened.