Centralia College has been hit with a ransomware attack on its servers, according to a press release Monday afternoon.
Below is the full news release from the college.
This story will be updated.
Early this morning, Centralia College learned of a ransomware attack on its local servers. At this time, the servers are shut down and an investigation is underway.
This is what we know so far.
“While the attack is clearly challenging and disruptive, we’re in a better place to combat it due to changes we implemented over the last two years,” explained Bob Mohrbacher, CC president. “Much of our operations were moved online in 2020, so many college services and systems are able to continue in spite of this attack. We are doing everything we can to get through this as quickly and painlessly as possible, particularly for our current students.”
Additional information will be shared as it becomes available through the course of the investigation. CC is working closely with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and leveraging all resources available to minimize the impact and duration of the outage.