ALMA Observatory shuts down operations due to a cyberattack



The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) Observatory in Chile has suspended all astronomical observation operations and taken its public website offline following a cyberattack on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

Email services at the observatory are currently limited, and IT specialists are working toward restoring the affected systems.

The organization informed the public about the security incident on Twitter yesterday, saying that at this time, given the nature of the episode, it is impossible to estimate a date for a return to normal operations.

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