At the start of January 2024, the Tshwane University of Technology faced a cyberattack, leading to a temporary disruption in user access to university accounts, with no reported compromise of data.
The university took swift action, resetting all login credentials as a precautionary measure.
Though investigations are ongoing, there is currently no evidence of data loss. Users have been advised to reset passwords and enable multi-factor authentication to enhance account security.
This incident serves as a reminder to remain vigilant and proactive in safeguarding personal information, emphasizing the importance of adopting strong, unique passwords and additional security layers.
The university expresses regret for any inconvenience caused by the disruption and assures users of diligent efforts to restore services securely. Regular updates will be provided to keep the community informed of the situation’s progress.