News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – Maricopa Community College

Exploit: Ransomware
Maricopa Community College: Institution of Higher Learning

Risk to Small Business: 2.312 = Severe

Classes have been disrupted as a suspected ransomware attack has caused extensive IT outages at Maricopa Community College. Education tools including MyInfo, Canvas, RioLearn, Maricopa email, Maricopa Google Tools and the Student Information System/Student Center are unavailable. The 10 college system has extended the semester by at least a week and expects service to be restored this week.

Individual Risk: No sensitive personal or financial information was announced as impacted in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

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