University of Michigan requires password resets after cyberattack

On Tuesday, the University of Michigan warned staff and students that they must reset their account passwords after a recent cyberattack.

“The University of Michigan is requiring all community members to change their UMICH password by the end of day on Tuesday, September 12,” UMICH CISO Sol Bermann and CIO Ravi Pendse said in emails to university staff and students.

Community members are also advised to consult guidelines on changing to a secure password that follows the university’s password complexity requirements.

“We do not have any other information we can share on the investigation. We do not want to share anything that might compromise that important work,” UMICH’s Director of Public Affairs Director of Public Affairs told BleepingComputer today after we reached out for more details regarding what prompted the mandatory password resets.

One month ago, Michigan State University also disclosed that some of its third-party service providers had been impacted by the MOVEit data theft attacks, which will likely lead to the exposure of MSU community members’ data, including students and retirees.

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