On August 30th the University of Michigan announced it had finally restored its internet connectivity and Wi-Fi network, according to the Ann Arbor News, “after several days of outages caused by a ‘significant security concern,’ officials said.” The outage coincided with the first days of the new school year, although “classes continued through the outage.”
The internet was shut down on 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, after the Information Assurance team at the university identified a security concern, according to previous reporting. The Information Assurance team fights cybersecurity threats and malicious actors… The investigation into the security issue is ongoing and no other information will be released, said Santa Ono, president of University of Michigan.
But a local CBS station heard some theories from cybersecurity experts:
“The fact that they took their systems down, like proactively took their systems down, is the indication that it is a cybersecurity incident,” said co-founder