KCC systems impacted, campuses closed due to ransomware attack

An exterior view of the entrance to KCC's North Avenue campus looking over the reflecting pools.

On Friday, April 29, we began experiencing technology issues that have been impacting our systems. As part of our investigation, we learned that those issues were related to a ransomware attack. 

We have been working with our IRT experts to resolve this situation as quickly as possible. As we are investigating this incident, all campuses will remain closed until further notice, and we are canceling classes until we are able to reopen safely. 

We are implementing security measures to prevent any further unauthorized access to our network – including a forced password reset for all students, faculty and staff. Additionally, as a precautionary measure, all campuses have been disconnected and our systems will remain offline until they are deemed secure by our IT experts. 

As a result, our students and staff might experience delays accessing our services, including campus emails, online classes and resources. 

We understand that our students might be concerned about this situation, especially as we are nearing the end of the semester and for many, exams are top of mind. We want to reassure our faculty and students that we will take any actions necessary for students to complete course work in a timely manner.

We are committed to working with our faculty to support our students, and sincerely apologize for the interruption this incident has caused. 

Our investigation is still in its early stages, and we will share updates as soon as we learn more. 
We appreciate your patience and support in the meantime.