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# Courts
Social media companies assisting MTU in wake of cyber attack, High Court hears
In an update to the court the judge was told that 6GB of data taken from MTU’s IT system had been made available for publication by the hackers.
Warnings were issued over a log-in system used by Cork university in weeks before cyber attack
A report by
Niall O'Connor
MTU has not confirmed the cause of the attack.
Although no link between the hack and the warnings has been confirmed, alarms were raised globally on 31 January and 6 February - and in Ireland on 7 February.
MTU says it has not commented on the root cause of the attack.
# Ransomware
Data stolen in Munster Technological University cyberattack appears on 'dark web'
MTU confirmed the breach in a statement this evening.
MTU says that it is continuing to investigate the incident.
The university has begun contacting people who may have been impacted by the breach.
# High Court
Russian hacker group BLACKCAT demanded 'significant money' from MTU
The High Court was told the group threatened to publish confidential information about the students and staff of MTU.
# Caught early
MTU Cork campuses remain closed over IT breach at weekend
MTU campuses in Kerry are not affected.
All time
Creation of new Munster Technological University an 'important milestone' for south west
Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee have joined together to become the Munster Technological University (MTU).
# Education
Three more ITs to seek 'technological university' status
Institutes of Technology in Cork, Tralee and Limerick are joining the rush to win a new type of university status.