There was a brief network outage this morning from 08:20 – 08:30, which was traced to the hardware that links the Clinical School network to the larger Cambridge University Data Network, which restarted unexpectedly. We will be commencing emergency investigative work this evening from 18:00. Although network downtime is not expected, there is a risk […]
We experienced another credentials-guessing attack overnight (10 – 11th January), resulting in several accounts being temporarily locked for 30min (which they do to protect themselves against brute-forced attacks like this). The attack tailed off just as working hours started, which is a common attempt to avoid detection, however we now have systems to monitor and […]
We have noticed that attackers are trying to compromise approximately 100 Medschl accounts, using remote login attempts against our email server. By default, Medschl accounts lock for 30 minutes once a password has been incorrectly entered 5 times as a protective measure, meaning these accounts have had problems accessing our services (e.g. logging on to […]
In order to improve resiliency and minimise future service disruptions due to building works, we are relocating the NFS Home folder storage to alternate physical hardware on the 27th January between 10:00 – 12:00. Users on CSCS-supported systems will have their setting automatically updated – simply log out prior to this time and reboot once […]
After a brief closure to refurbish our office, as of 14 September the Service Desk hatch is again open for business.