LoTW latest

As of 19 June, ARRL’s Logbook of The World (LoTW) is still offline following a cyber attack on ARRL’s systems around May 12. There is no news about a likely return date but ARRL recently said:

“While the Logbook of The World® server, Online DXCC, and related user data are secure and unaffected, we have taken the precautionary measure of keeping the services offline until we can ensure the security and integrity of our networks.”

Although the news is reassuring it seems strange that their networks are secure enough for many of the ARRL’s other services to go back online but not LoTW.

Previously the ARRL had a plan to re-engineer LoTW. It isn’t clear whether this took place so they may have decided to improve the LoTW systems, making them more robust (and hopefully even more hack proof), before putting them back online.

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