American community college closes for two days after malware attack

Posted 27 February 2019 23:47 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

An American community college has been closed for two days after malware infected its network. Due to the malware infection, caused when an employee opened a malicious email attachment, all classes and other events were cancelled the last two days.

In total, five locations of the Columbia State Community College were closed.

“Because of the nature of the malware and the infection, it was a conservative move to close the campus for two days to ensure there was proper remediation,” director of communications, Richard Locker said in a statement against the  Columbia Daily Herald.

Today, the campus went open again, but students won’t have access to campus Wi-Fi. It’s not known what kind of malware was used in the attack. The college stresses that no data of students was stolen.

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