Cyber attack causes college to cancel classes

College information technology employees received emergency notifications about an intrusion into CCC’s network servers; it was the first of several attacks against the college network that took place into the early hours of Friday morning. The team responded quickly and began isolating the servers that were under attack. Support personnel swiftly determined that the IP address of the hack came from outside the country. Upon notification of the attack, SureFire, the college’s cybersecurity contractor, Homeland Security and the FBI were notified to provide additional support in the matter.

Many systems at the college have been affected. Campus WiFi is down, as is the voicemail system. Even the copy machines are on the hacked network and cannot be used.

The online learning platform used to teach remote classes, Moodle, is based offsite, but due to the log-in protocol, anyone logged off can’t obtain access.

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