APSU Ransomware Attack Updates
Recent Ransomware Attack
Restoration of Services Update
The Austin Peay State University Office of Information Technology continues to restore services to the University. Students, faculty and staff may resume using their university computers, including accessing the network (which includes plugging network cables into their computers).
At this time, next week’s final exams (beginning Monday, May 2) will continue as scheduled. OneStop, PC computer labs (with the EXCEPTION of computer labs that have VDI computers),
and classroom computers are now available. The Library has limited number of PC computers available for student use. Computer labs are listed here:
Please remain vigilant and on high alert, particularly for phishing emails. Some reminders about email:
- Do not open emails you are uncertain are legitimate.
- When in doubt, mark the email using your Phish alert.
- Never open attachments unless you are certain it is from a legitimate source.
- Never click links in email unless you know they are valid links from a source you trust.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to work restore other services.
If you are experiencing any issue with email or authentication please contact the GovsTech Help Desk at (931) 221-4357 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org and a ticket will be created on your behalf. Additionally, OIT staff will be available at the Morgan University Center from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm for the next several days to assist users with questions.
Final Exams Update
As of right now, students and faculty should be prepared to follow next week’s exam schedule as posted. Courses at Fort Campbell Center will meet as scheduled as well. Students and faculty should still have access to D2L (elearn.apsu.edu) and APSU email. Please monitor all messages from APSU for any potential updates or changes.
With the recent ransomware attack, we want to assure all graduation candidates that spring commencement ceremonies will continue as scheduled on Friday, May 6, 2022. The ceremonies will take place at:
- 9 a.m. – Undergraduates from the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences and the College of Business
- 1 p.m. – Undergraduates from the College of Arts and Letters, the Eriksson College of Education, and the College of STEM
- Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in General Studies or an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts will walk at 1 p.m. as well
- 4 p.m. – Graduate students from all colleges
The Dunn Center doors will open one hour prior to the start time for each ceremony. Herff Jones representatives will be available for any last-minute regalia needs. Graduates who would like to book additional tickets can do so by using the links on the APSU Commencement page beginning Monday, May 2.
The Office of Information Technology has begun the process of restoration of some services to the university, and work will continue throughout the weekend.
- Apple computer labs will be available for student use by 2 p.m. today.
- Employees are still NOT able to use university-issued PC computers.
- Apple computers are safe to use on the network. Wireless access should be accessible in all buildings by noon today.
We appreciate your patience and the outpouring of support while we continue to work through this incident. We will continue to provide updates, as they become available.
Due to the ongoing ransomware attack, exams for Friday, April 29, were canceled. Faculty will determine final grades based on coursework up to this point. Upon student request, a faculty member may assign an Incomplete.