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Baldwin Wallace University was targeted for cyber attack

The university says it has not discovered any compromised personal information as of yet.
Credit: Stephanie Krell

BEREA, Ohio — Baldwin Wallace University was the recent target of a cyber attack, according to a statement shared with 3News on Tuesday.

The attempted cyber attack occurred on Friday, January 29. The university says it is working closely with both the FBI and cybersecurity experts to get all systems restored. Classes are back as normal and all offices are open for business as of Tuesday. 

The university adds that at this point, there is no evidence of any compromised personal information, however the forensic investigation is ongoing. 

You can read the statement to 3News from Baldwin Wallace President Bob Helmer below:

Baldwin Wallace University was the target of a cyber attack on Friday, January 29. Since then, we have worked closely with the FBI and cybersecurity experts to restore our network and all systems. As of today, Tuesday, February 2, classes have resumed as normal and all offices are open for business.

Throughout the weekend, BW worked to keep the community updated. In addition to sharing class cancelation and office closures, students, faculty and staff were kept abreast of the status of campus WIFI, Blackboard and other network services. Essential services including safety and security, dining services, and secure residence hall access were maintained throughout the network outage.

At this point in our investigation we have not discovered any compromised personal information, but we are continuing our forensic investigation to ensure that we have examined every campus data system.

Bob Helmer, President

Baldwin Wallace University

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