ALPHV Ransomware Hits North Carolina A&T University
Industry: Education | Level: Strategic | Source: TheRecord
ALPHV/Blackcat ransomware has compromised North Carolina A&T University as the institution has appeared on the ransomware group's victim site. The attack appeared to have occurred between March 7th to 11th, with the attacks taking advantage of the smaller staff during the university's spring break vacation. As reported by The Record the attack inhibited network communications that include "wireless connections, Blackboard instruction, single sign-on websites, VPN, Jabber, Qualtrics, Banner Document Management and Chrome River. Some of the services are still down." In addition, personal information was also compromised includes social security numbers, financial data, SQL and email database information. The university is still recovering from the attack with services slowly being restored however the impact has affected students as some are unable to complete class assignments or participate in class with sessions being canceled due to the ongoing issues.