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BC3 restoring systems after weekend ransomware attack

February 20, 2020 News Extra

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Butler County Community College announced it has nearly completed restoration of its datacenter servers following a weekend ransomware attack that encrypted files within databases and servers used by students and employees on BC3's main campus and its additional locations.

According to Matt Miller, BC3's director of information technology, the sole purpose of the attack was to encrypt and disable file systems.

“No personal information of students, staff, faculty or administrators was compromised,” Miller said. “The intent of the attack was to encrypt files and make critical systems inoperable. The goal was to get us to pay ransom to get a decryption file to resume operations.”

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