PULLMAN, Wash. – On Friday, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Information Technology Services (ITS) received reports of campus users who had connected to www.wsu.edu and had malware downloaded to their workstations. The main Washington State University page had become compromised and the Web server immediately was shut down.
ITS system administrators worked through the weekend to re-establish the www.wsu.edu site. They have it back on line in a limited capacity on a temporary Web server while the system is rebuilt.
While this temporary solution is in place, any needed content updates on www.wsu.edu are limited and can only be made by ITS system administrators. ITS anticipates the WSU home page will be fully functional by mid-week.
Some departmental pages also could be affected and may not be back online yet.
The www.wsu.edu server also contained personal or individual web pages (www.wsu.edu/~USERNAME). These individual web pages are not available. They are being placed on an independent server and should be available later this week.
The compromised server did not contain confidential information and no breach of any other secure or confidential information was detected.
Please contact the Help Desk with questions at 509-335-HELP (4357) or helpdesk@wsu.edu.