Students and employees at Shoreline Community College were forced to switch to virtual work this week as a result of a ransomware attack. To deal with the inconvenience, the institution has purchased mobile hot spots, but there are not enough for everyone. In order to share developments and address concerns, campus spokesperson Cat Chiappa has hosted Zoom sessions and written emails. The college acknowledged the occurrence in a message to the public.
If a ransomware assault at Shoreline Community College led to a data compromise of sensitive information, officials have not yet confirmed it. An educational institution in the Puget Sound region has experienced disruption twice this year as a result of questionable computer network activity. A joint warning about ransomware attacks from unscrupulous actors targeting the education sector was released by three federal agencies.