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Bermuda College hit in suspected cyber attack

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Bermuda College has fallen victim to a suspected cyber attack, it was revealed yesterday.

But the Paget college said that initial indications suggested that students’ personal information has not been compromised.

A spokeswoman added: “Bermuda College today advised that its IT systems have been disrupted, affecting internet, website, internal portals and webmail services. Some classroom instruction has also been affected.

“The disruption, believed to be a cyber attack, was discovered yesterday and the college's IT provider and cybersecurity experts have been working around the clock to resolve the issue and bring the systems back online.”

She said police had been alerted and officers had launched an investigation into the incident.

The spokeswoman added: “Initial indications suggest that no personal or other information has been stolen and, as regular back-ups are part of the IT policy at the college, no data has been lost.”

The phone system has not been affected and members of the public can call the college switchboard on 236-9000 or use direct lines during working hours.

The spokeswoman said every effort was being made to resume normal operations as soon as possible.

She added: “Experiential classes and labs on campus not requiring internet access will continue as usual, as will classes that are conducted remotely.”

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Published February 04, 2022 at 7:55 am (Updated February 04, 2022 at 7:55 am)

Bermuda College hit in suspected cyber attack

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