Howard University announces ransomware attack, shuts down classes on Tuesday

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Howard University announced on Monday that it has been hit with a ransomware attack, forcing the school to shut down classes on Tuesday, according to a statement from the prominent HBCU.

The school said that on September 3, members of their technology team noticed “unusual activity” on the university’s network and shut it down in order to investigate the problem. They later confirmed it was a ransomware attack but did not say which group was behind the attack. 

“The situation is still being investigated, but we are writing to provide an interim update and to share as much information as we safely and possibly can at this point in time, considering that our emails are often shared within a public domain,” Howard University said in a statement.

“ETS and its partners have been working diligently to fully address this incident and restore operations as quickly as possible; but please consider that remediation, after

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