University of Manchester hit by cyber attack
The University of Manchester has been targeted by a cyber attack.
The university's chief operating officer said data may have been copied after some systems were "accessed by an unauthorised party".
Patrick Hackett said staff were "working around the clock" to resolve the incident.
A university spokesman added there was "no known link" to the recent MOVEit hack that hit employers including the BBC, Boots and British Airways.
The university is working with the Information Commissioner's Office, the National Cyber Security Centre and National Crime Agency over their cyber attack.