Howard University in Washington Suspends Online Classes Due to Ransomware Attack

© AFP 2022 / CHIP SOMODEVILLAVice President Kamala Harris (L) takes the stage at the Louis Stokes Library on the campus of her alma mater Howard University on July 08, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Vice President Kamala Harris (L) takes the stage at the Louis Stokes Library on the campus of her alma mater Howard University on July 08, 2021 in Washington, DC. - Sputnik International, 1920, 07.09.2021
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Howard University, a historically Black college located in Washington, DC, said that it has cancelled all online classes due to a ransomware attack.
In-person classes will resume following the cancellation of all classes on Tuesday. But the release warned that course content requiring internet access may not be available.

"All online and hybrid undergraduate courses remain suspended for tomorrow, Wednesday, September 8", the university said in a press release on Tuesday.

Howard University also said it is deploying an alternative Wi-Fi system.
The attack occurred on Friday, 3 September. There is no evidence thus far that personal information was accessed or exfiltrated, Howard University said.
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