Most of the ICT infrastructure of Maastricht University (UM) is offline as a result of a ransomware attack. This means that none of the email addresses of the university are working. We cannot send or read any email. This situation may take a while (weeks rather than days) to solve.

Luckily, UNU-MERIT has its own systems, which are unaffected. This means that all of us at UNU-MERIT can still use email, but at our @merit.unu.edu boxes. @maastrichtuniversity.nl addresses will not work. I assume that those of you who need to get in touch with me will know how to form a UNU-MERIT email address (hint: last_name @ merit.unu.edu).

Please assume that any email sent to me at my @maastrichtuniversity.nl address after 17.00 CET 23 December 2019 has not reached me, and will never reach me.

You can follow the status of UM's systems here: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/news/cyber-attack-against-um