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Files were taken in BC3 ransomware attack

BUTLER TWP. — Butler County Community College has learned from a third-party forensic firm that the individuals responsible for encrypting certain devices connected to the college’s network in late November acquired certain files from BC3’s servers. 

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The college and the third-party forensic firm are reviewing the content and scope of those files. Pending the results of that review, BC3 will provide direct notice to anyone whose personal information was contained in those files. 

BC3 has provided all of the information it has to share until the assessment has been completed and the full scope of the attack is understood.

The college’s information technology division experienced widespread technical difficulties on Nov. 24. BC3’s IT staff discovered that certain devices connected to the college’s network had been encrypted by a ransomware program.

BC3 initiated its response plan. 

The college isolated devices and shut off certain systems to contain the ransomware attack. BC3 then contacted the third-party forensic firm. The college continues to utilize and install enhanced security tools on devices across its network. 

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