Malware Attack Shuts Down IT Services at Confederation College

Confederation College Shuniah Building
Confederation College Shuniah Building

THUNDER BAY – Confederation College has been hit by a computer malware attack.

The College reports, “Please be advised that Confederation College is in the process of responding to a malware incident. We first learned of the problem Sat. morning & promptly initiated our response process. Most IT services remained functional during the day but have now been made completely unavailable.

“At this time we have no evidence that any personal info has been removed from our systems, though this will be the focus of a forensic investigation to be conducted by an outside cyber expert we are now working with.

“If we learn that personal information was removed, we will notify all affected individuals. Out of an abundance of caution, if you stored personal passwords on the College system, e-mailed personal passwords using a College e-mail account or reused a College password for personal online services, you are strongly advised to do a password reset. We will require you to do the same with your College password when our services come back online.

“We expect to recover services over the next week, but our expert’s investigation will be thorough and will likely not be complete for some time. We are sorry this has occurred & thank you for your patience. We will be able to communicate more in the future.”

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