Student Life

Gordon College Victim of Malware Attack, Network Down

An email sent by President Hammond this morning revealed that Gordon College was recently the victim of a malware attack against its network.

No information has come out whether any personal information was stolen. “[W]e do not yet know how the system was accessed, nor is there any evidence at this time that any sensitive or personal data was compromised,” Hammond said. “It may take some time to determine exactly what is affected and how quickly full service can be restored. We have been assured if there is any indication of any risk to sensitive information, the investigative team will alert us immediately and we will notify the appropriate parties and will take all necessary actions. “

Gordon’s network has been down for several days. Limited internet access was restored Saturday, but Gordon’s website and systems are still non-functional. No timetable has been given for when everything will be restored.

The Center for Technology Services (CTS) team in conjunction with third-party specialists are currently investigating the source of the attack. “We may not have full ‘business as usual’ in the near term,” Hammond said in the email, “but our Gordon team and external partners are doing all they can to help support tech needs of campus community.”

This story will be updated as new information comes and with upcoming statements from Gordon staff

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