Update cyber security 02-03-2021: University of Amsterdam 5 March

University of Amsterdam

Microsoft has discovered a vulnerability in the mail environment and has made a patch available for it. This patch will be implemented immediately by the UvA and the AUAS to prevent abuse.

Unfortunately, the patch process has consequences for employees of the joint services (ICTS, AC, FS and the library) of the AUAS and the UvA and the employees of the Faculty of Humanities (FGw) of the UvA. If you are an employee of one of these, you will be able to access your email and calendars only via a VPN connection until and including Wednesday, 10 March.

How can I access my email?

The instructions for downloading and installing the VPN connection can be found on the employee website. After installation you can access your e-mail and calendar via Outlook as well as webmail.uva.nl/webmail.hva.nl.

This situation is unforeseen and regrettable. There is no relationship with the recent cyber attack, it concerns a worldwide vulnerability in Microsoft’s Exchange Servers.

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