Final exams on Friday canceled at Austin Peay State University after ransomware attack

Final exams on Friday canceled at Austin Peay State University after ransomware attack
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CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – Following the ransomware attack on Austin Peay State University computers yesterday, the school announced that Friday’s final exams are canceled.

“Faculty will determine final grades based on coursework up to this point. Upon student request, a faculty member may assign an Incomplete. Information regarding exams for next week will follow,” the announcement said.

APSU will be open on Friday, and employees are expected to report to work if they are normally scheduled to work on campus that day.

The Office of Information Technology is continuing to work through the ransomware incident.

“Employees are asked to NOT use work computers on campus or at home. Email and the internet are still available, but individuals will have to use their personally owned devices – laptops, tablets, phones – to access the University wireless (APSU wi-fi). Your personal device will NOT be affected by the ransomware incident by joining the APSU wireless. APSU-owned Apple devices are fine to connect to the wireless,” the announcement said.

Payroll will be processed Friday, so there will be no delays in paychecks.

All campus computer labs are closed until further notice. Students can access their D2L classes by visiting

“No apps need to be deleted from your phone, such as Avaya Cloud, email, or Zoom. If you are experiencing an issue with email or D2L, please contact the GovsTech Help Desk at (931) 221-4357 or, and a ticket will be created on your behalf,” the announcement said.

“The GovsTech Help Desk will operate under extended hours to ensure that we are available to assist our faculty, staff, and students during this time. We will be open April 28 and 29 from 8 am until 9 pm”

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