Cyberattacks strike Collège Montmorency, US institution

Collège Montmorency was recently the target of a cyberattack that gained access to the institution’s IT infrastructure. The college enlisted the help of cyberdefense professionals, the Laval police, and the QC government after deeming the threat to be serious. The investigation is continuing to ascertain whether the college’s data has been affected, and the college suspended classes on Thursday to focus on resolving the situation. The cégep encouraged its community to be extra vigilant and issued a statement reassuring students that the institution is doing everything possible to minimize the impact on final exams. A high-profile cyberattack in the US recently forced Lincoln College, a predominantly Black college in Illinois, to permanently close its doors, reports the Toronto Star. The college was struggling to stay afloat, and the cyberattack rendered the systems used to recruit and retain students and raise money inoperable for three months. La Presse| Toronto Star Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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