Osun Varsity’s Server Hacked During Teachers Recruitment Exam

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The Management of Osun State University (UniOsun) has disclosed that its server was hacked overnight by unknown persons attempting to disrupt a teachers’ recruitment test organised by the Osun State government, which was scheduled for this Wednesday.

A statement issued by the University’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Ademola Adesoji, stated that the server was attacked at midnight but prompt response frustrated the attempt by the hackers to breach core software and the question bank.

“Unexpectedly, our server was attacked at midnight today (Wednesday). We responded technically and frustrated attempts to breach our core software and question bank.

“The damage inflicted on the server required time to resolve, resulting in an undue delay in the start of exams and necessitating the rescheduling of tests at two out of thirteen centers.

“We are relieved that the hackers or opponents of this recruitment process have failed in their attempts to thwart us. Over the last eight or so hours, it has been a tough battle in our efforts to ensure the success of Osun State government,” Adesoji stated.

The statement noted that despite the attack, examinations held in 11 out of the 13 locations on Wednesday, adding that two problematic centers, Osogbo and Ikire, will be rescheduled based on the decision of a relevant government agency.

The University, therefore, apologised for any inconvenience caused by the development and assured that it was on course, albeit behind schedule.



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