ATTLEBORO — Computer systems at Bristol Community College, which has a campus in Attleboro, were disrupted by a “cybersecurity incident,” the university said Thursday.
A university spokesperson said disruptions in the university’s network were recently discovered and are affecting the functioning of the university’s systems.
According to university spokesman Kevin Spirley, university officials are enlisting the help of information technology experts to try to solve the problem.
In a statement, the university said the issue “appears to be a cybersecurity incident.”
Spurley did not elaborate on the statement or answer questions about whether the university’s system had been hacked.
The university website states that email, AccessBCC, and some online services are temporarily unavailable.
“When we became aware of this issue, we immediately initiated forensics and worked closely with internal and external information technology experts,” the statement said.
“The university has conducted a full system audit to determine exactly which systems may have been affected and what the impact is on student and employee information,” the statement said. increase.
The university encourages students and staff to consider changing their passwords and report any unusual activity.
“We take this matter very seriously and continue to take important steps to protect the personal information entrusted to us,” the statement said.
“At this time, we have no further information to share, but resolving this incident quickly is our priority,” the statement said.
Universities are located in Taunton, Fall River and New Bedford and offer online classes.