Organizational Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware can be localized to target individual users or systems, or expanded to larger groups and even organizationally focused with the intent of paralyzing an organization.  Recently, there have been a number of ransomware attacks that exploit unpatched vulnerabilities on servers connected to the internet, resulting in an attack against the entire organization, impacting all […]

Yahoo Security Issue

Yahoo has recently confirmed that they have identified data security issues concerning a number of Yahoo user accounts dating back to a breach in August 2013, where more than one billion user accounts’ data were stolen.  Examples of stolen user data may include names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords, and security […]

Chemistry Center ‘D’ Block Network Upgrade – December 29th, 2016 07:00 – 09:00 PT

Network maintenance is being performed on the Chemistry Center ‘D’ Block Network to facilitate upgrades as part of the Network Switch Replacement Program. During this service window on Thursday, Dec. 29th between 07:00-09:00 PT, all wired and wireless network services on the Main and 2nd floors will be down and/or sporadic, as end user ports […]

Robson Square Network Upgrade – December 29th, 2016 07:30 – 15:00 PT

Network switch replacement is being done at Robson Square as part of the Network Switch Replacement Program.  During the service window on Thursday December 29th, 2016 between 07:30 to 15:00 all network services will be unavailable as we migrate to the new switches.

Resolved – Wireless Connectivity issues in Marine Drive Commons Block December 29 00:20

Please be advised that the wireless connectivity issues users were experiencing at Marine Drive Commons Block have resolved as of December 29, 2016 00:20 PT.

Wireless Connectivity issues in Marine Drive Commons Block December 28 22:20

Users at Marine Drive Commons Block may be experiencing wireless connectivity issues. Technicians are currently working to resolve this issue.

BCNET Holiday Hours for 2016

Please report network problems or issues through the normal channels during the December holiday season: 604.822.1348 option 3 to report a network problem   The Operations Centre is available for network monitoring, trouble ticket reporting, and incident escalation throughout the season. Limited network technical staff are available regular business hours and days. Statutory […]

Workspace 2.0 Maintenance – December 27th, 2016 05:00 – 09:00 PT

Maintenance will be performed on the Workspace 2.0 file sharing service between 05:00 and 09:00 Tuesday December 27th.  Intermittent access to workspace is expected during this time.

Resolved: Power Issues – December 26, 2016 22:00 PT

The power issue that affected campus networks which included phone and internet connections has been resolved as of December 26, 2016 22:00 PT.

Power Issues – December 26, 2016 20:40 PT

Currently a power surge has affected network services such as phone and internet connections on campus. Gage Complex, Peter Wall Institute, Cecil Green, and several other locations around campus have been affected. Blue phones located about these areas have also been affected. Technicians are currently investigating this issue.