Hartnell College struck by ransomware attack


Hartnell College confirmed on Friday that their school’s network had been the target of a ransomware attack. According to the school, the Information and Technology Resources team at the college detected “abnormal network activity.”The school says they manually shut down their network after learning of the intrusion. A third-party forensic team and federal law enforcement were called in to investigate. In a message provided to students, the school told students to look watch their credit reports and account statements for suspicious activity. In that same message, the school gave instructions to students on how to sign up for free fraud alert services.

Hartnell College confirmed on Friday that their school’s network had been the target of a ransomware attack.

According to the school, the Information and Technology Resources team at the college detected “abnormal network activity.”

The school says they manually shut down their network after learning of the intrusion.

A third-party forensic team and federal law enforcement were called in to investigate.

In a message provided to students, the school told students to look watch their credit reports and account statements for suspicious activity. In that same message, the school gave instructions to students on how to sign up for free fraud alert services.

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