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Ransomware attack disrupts Howard University from conducting routine classes


Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Khushi

The Howard University could not conduct classes last Tuesday after being hit by a cyber-attack and is still working towards addressing the situation at its entirety.

The HBCU stated that it has been attempting to restore its operations to the usual form “but please consider that remediation, after an incident of this kind, is a long haul- not an overnight solution.” As of now the campus is open for only the officials although the campus WiFi is still down.

The University has already established contact with the team of FBI alongside the D.C. Government to aid them in identifying the scale of damage and to further protect any sensitive data from being revealed as a repercussion of the alleged attack.

So far, no appropriate form of evidence has been presented by the University that would point towards a specific someone/ something as a reason behind the attack. Likewise, no evidence could be traced suggesting loss of any kind of personal data.

In the past week, the FBI and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency had raised alarm against cyber-attacks during the Labor Day Weekend and the past two major attacks took place over the weekend- the Colonial Pipeline Hack and the meat supplier JBS hack.

Khushi is an avid reader and loves analyzing companies in the digital space. Her interest is in online marketing, business, startups, and politics. She does everything perfectly by taking extra time.
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