Butler County Community College hit with ransomware attack

BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. — A ransomware attack has forced Butler County Community College to close its main campus and additional locations on Monday, Nov. 29 and Tuesday, Nov. 30,

In a release, BC3 announced it has also canceled remote and online credit classes as it restores databases, hard drives, servers and other devices affected by the attack.

Noncredit courses are canceled as well for Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 and the college will not provide services on its main campus or at its additional locations on those days.

A regional cybersecurity firm is assisting the college in its ongoing restoration of information.

In-person fall credit courses had previously been scheduled to be held in a remote format for the week of Nov 29.

Last month, the college changed all in-person credit courses to a remote format for the final week of fall semester classes, as a COVID-19 mitigation measure.