TN: Pellissippi State Community College impacted by ransomware attack

Monday, Pellissippi State Community College announced a network outage. On Tuesday, they announced that it was a ransomware attack:

Pellissippi State Community College has determined that the network systems outage appears to be the result of a ransomware attack. At this time, the breadth of the incident is under investigation. The College has currently contained the matter and is working to get its computer systems operational as soon as possible.

Pellissippi State is executing its Cyber Incident Response Plan, which includes contracting with computer forensics experts and working with law enforcement. Updates will continue to be posted on this page.

At the present time, all network connections on all campuses are down.

Pellissippi State Community College is a public community college that is one of 13  community colleges operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents. None of the other community colleges appear to have a similar situation.

via @cyber_etc

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