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BC3 cooperating with FBI on ransomware attack

Butler County Community College is cooperating with the FBI to investigate a ransomware attack that shut down the institution late last month.

IT staff discovered that certain devices connected to the college's network had been encrypted by a ransomware program Nov. 24. The college initiated a response plan, isolating devices and shut off certain systems to contain the ransomware attack. The college then contacted a third-party forensic firm, which is assisting the college with its investigation.

BC3 is now focusing on restoring all services needed by students.

Non-teaching staff returned to campus Monday.

Because of the ongoing investigations, the college cannot provide further information about the ransomware attack.

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