College cyber-attacks serve as warning to protect networks

Two Southwest Michigan community colleges are still recovering from cyberattacks that happened within the last month.

In late April, Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek said it began to see tech problems that turned out to be a ransomware attack. Then, Kalamazoo Valley Community College announced it was dealing with network disruptions, later confirming that a cybersecurity attack was to blame.

The two security breaches happened 17 days apart. There is currently no information linking them.

The attacks that began on April 29 closed Kellogg’s campuses, canceled classes at Kalamazoo Valley and compromised various accounts and websites.

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