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Richmond Community College officials: No student, employee data compromised in ‘cyber disruption’

HAMLET — Richmond Community College officials announced on Facebook late Monday morning that college “experienced a cyber disruption of our network services.” 

According to a college spokesperson, the college’s IT Department “a serious cyber disruption caused by unknown outside parties” on the server infrastructure.

Officials say no student or employee data has been compromised and no current classes were impacted.

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The college is working with state and federal authorities, including the FBI, to investigate the source of the disruption and “mitigate the problems.”

“With support provided from the NCCCS system office, private contractors, and other state agencies, corrective actions have been mapped-out and remediation efforts began today,” Sheri Dunn-Ramsay, associate vice-president of marketing and strategic planning, said in an email. “The estimated downtime and remaining schedule of work should be determined on Tuesday.”

Orange County has suffered three ransomware attacks in six years, according to media reports, the most recent being in March. The city of Greenville’s network was infected with a virus in April. Several other local government, public safety, medical and school networks have been attacked in North Carolina in recent years.