Howard University Cancels Online and Hybrid Classes After Ransomware Attack

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Washington, D.C’s Howard University, one of the largest Black Schools in the United States, has canceled online and hybrid classes as it continues to investigate a ransomware attack on its computer network.

The security breach was identified on September 3, just weeks after students returned to campus when the University’s Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) noticed “unusual activity” on the University’s network and intentionally shut it down in order to mitigate the risk and to investigate the incident. 

There has been no evidence to suggest that private details of their 9,500 undergraduate and graduate students were retrieved or stolen, but the investigation is still active, the university wrote in a statement.

“Based on the investigation and the information we have to date; we know the University has experienced a ransomware cyberattack. However, our investigation remains ongoing, and we continue to work toward clarifying the facts surrounding what happened and what information has been accessed,” the statement said. 

Howard University canceled classes to determine the impact of the ransomware attack, only essential employees were allo

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