Library lending app Onleihe announced problems lending several media formats offered on the platform, like audio, video, and e-book files, after a cyberattack targeted their vendor.
These files will have to be re-encrypted and uploaded onto the library to be made available again, which is a process currently ongoing.
The service provider for Onleihe, EKZ, suffered a cyberattack on April 18th, 2022, which rendered specific systems unreachable.
This outage impacted the websites ekz.de, ekz.at, ekz.fr, divibib.com, the divibib user forum, the divibib Pentaho statistics page and the catalog data, and ID-Delivery.
“The library user-related systems of the subsidiaries divibib with online lending (with the exception of eAudios and eVideos) and the LMSCloud as well as our e-mail applications are not affected.” asserted EKZ’s announcement.