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.
Credit and noncredit classes, clinical rotations, and all other events at all locations have been canceled and all offices will be closed for Tuesday, February 26. Students and employees should not report to the college. pic.twitter.com/nUTj2v2yXC
— Columbia State (@columbiastate) February 25, 2019
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.