Howard University Forced To Shut Down Classes After Being Hit With Ransomware Attack

Businesses and hospitals aren’t the only ones getting hit with ransomware attacks in recent months. In a disturbing new trend, academic institutions also appear to be at risk, as officials at Howard University recently found out.

Kevin Collier of NBC News reported that “Howard University, one of the largest historically Black schools in the United States, canceled classes on Tuesday (Sept. 7) after a ransomware attack.”

According to Collier, “The attack shut down the campus Wi-Fi, and nonessential employees were instructed to not report to work.”

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