Butler County Community College is well on the way to a complete recovery from a ransomware attack over the weekend that encrypted and disabled file systems.
According to BC3 Director of Information Technology Matt Miller, no personal information of students, staff, faculty, or administrators was compromised during this incident.
Instead, the goal of the Sunday attack was making critical systems inoperable in order to force the payment of about $147,000.
A regional cybersecurity firm is helping BC3 identify and contain this new strain of ransomware. Three of the college’s four priority systems are now operational with the final system that controls desktop files expected to be restored by as early as next week.