ALMA Update on the Recovery from Cyberattack
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ALMA Update on the Recovery from Cyberattack

On October 29, 2022, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) suffered a cyberattack on its computer systems, forcing the suspension of astronomical observations and the public website. This event is under investigation by local authorities. The Computing team quickly isolated the Antennas and Correlator systems and the Science Archive data systems. However, communication and other…

ALMA Services Affected by Cyberattack
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ALMA Services Affected by Cyberattack

Last Saturday, October 29, at 6:14 AM CLT, the ALMA observatory in Chile suffered a cyberattack on its computer systems, forcing the suspension of astronomical observations and the public website. There are limited email services at the observatory. The threat has been contained, and our specialists are working hard to restore affected systems. The attack…