Ransomware, Malware

Malware attack disrupts California community college

California-based Merced College has been impacted by a malware attack on Nov. 3 that resulted in the significant disruption of its network, reports SiliconAngle. Most of the district's technology functions have also been taken down, including all network communications, the college website, online platforms, and other technology services, said Merced College in a tweet. Merced College then said on Tuesday that it has sought security experts who would look into the extent of the incident to determine potential compromise of personal identification information. While the college has created a temporary website to relay information to its staff and students as its systems continue to be down, limited information regarding the attack has been shared by the college, according to an individual close to the matter. Ransomware has been suspected to be used in the attack against Merced College but responsibility for the attack has yet to be claimed by any ransomware operation.

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