[ASA] ALMA Services Affected by Cyberattack

Sarah Sweet s.sweet at uq.edu.au
Fri Nov 4 11:00:10 AEDT 2022

Dear Australian ALMA users,

I received this message from ESO last night about ALMA services.

We wanted to inform you about an unfortunate event at the Joint ALMA Observatory in Chile. Last Saturday the observatory suffered a cyberattack on its computer systems. This has also been published in an announcement on the ESO website today: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/pCh7COMKzVTAnq6xQhES67N?domain=eso.org

The attack did not compromise the antennas or any scientific data but it has forced the suspension of astronomical observations, left the observatory with limited email services, and the website as well as some user services are offline.

At present it is not possible to estimate a date for a return to regular activities.

If I can be of any assistance please do reach out.

Best wishes,



Dr Sarah Sweet
Lecturer in Astrophysics
School of Mathematics and Physics
University of Queensland
Mobile: +61 402 089 803
s.sweet at uq.edu.au
sarah at sarahsweet.com.au


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