Information Technology Systems Down at UVA

The University of Virginia announced Friday, August 14 that it is responding to a cyber attack on portions of its information technology systems. A system security upgrade that has disabled user access to many systems — including email — began at 5 PM EST on Friday, August 14 and is anticipated to be completed by the evening of Sunday, August 16.

When the upgrade is finished and systems come back online, all users will need to change their Eservices passwords.

Community Message from Patrick D. Hogan, University EVP and COO

The University of Virginia is in the process of upgrading its information technology security systems due to a cyber attack originating from China.

Frequently Asked Questions

The “Frequently Asked Questions” section addresses additional information about the incident.

News Release on the Cyber Attack

Read the University’s news release.

Next Steps from Information Technology Services (ITS)

When the upgrade is finished and systems come back online, all users will have limited access to University systems and will need to change their Eservices passwords. The “Next Steps From Information Technology Services (ITS)” section addresses how to go about this process.

Emergency Information

Information about emergencies and any important changes to the University’s operating schedule.