NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Niagara University’s email servers have been attacked by ransomware, according to school officials.

An official with NU released this statement to 7 Eyewitness News:
“On Wednesday evening the university discovered that some of its email servers were encrypted by ransomware. University staff are currently working with a third party vendor to understand the nature and scope of the ransomware attack and to ensure that the servers become fully operational as soon as possible.
Law enforcement has been notified and we are cooperating with the investigation.
At this point we have no indication that any personal information has been compromised.
Contrary to reports, Niagara University is not on lock-down.”

The university alerted students and faculty that the campus was closed and classes are canceled for Thursday due to email and internet issues.

In an email to students, the university says “a portion of the university’s technology, including the university’s internet/email, is not functioning. The Department of Information Technology (IT) has been working on the situation throughout the evening, and will continue to work to bring the university back online.”

As of Thursday afternoon, the university’s website is down.

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