Online classes, Wi-Fi and campus email were shut down on North Carolina Central University’s campus following a cyberattack on Sunday.
The Durham-based university announced Monday a cyberintrusion hit its campus technology systems.
“Certain systems, including the campus wi-fi network and MyEOL began to experience some disruptions to normal operations” a university statement said. “Other critical systems continue to be operational. Following the initial stages of the investigation into this alert, we can confirm that NCCU has experienced a cyberintrusion.”
While in-person classes continued as normal, online courses were suspended until further notice.
Officials stated they did not believe any personal or sensitive information was compromised, but any systems with login IDs were shut down to “contain and assess” the situation. That includes Canvas, Outlook 365 and Wi-Fi.
Students were also referred to a document outlining steps to monitor their credit statements and financial reports.
NCCU officials could not be reached for comment. The university said updates will occur as more information comes to light, although there has been no update since Tuesday. The university statement said NCCU is working with the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, UNC system office, North Carolina Department of Information Technology and Joint Communications Task Force to investigate and respond.
Universities across the nation have increasingly contended with cyberattacks, spurred in part by a breach of the file transfer software MOVEit in May. The breach is particularly pervasive due to third-party vendors—many with higher education ties—using the software.