11 Jul 2019

College Hit with Ransomware

This week, the Northwest Indian College (NWIC) has been facing a cyberattack identified as the Ryuk ransomware virus. The outbreak has corrupted many internal files on our systems, including backups and legacy data.


The College has contacted the appropriate authorities to determine next steps. 


While the College is still open regular business hours, services will be limited. Face-to-face classes will still run. Video conferencing hybrid classes will be down temporarily.


NWIC staff is diligently working to secure the network, and apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. The College urges others in the community to take extra precautions to secure and back up their networks, with a heavy emphasis on offsite or cloud backups of critical systems and data.


Please stay tuned to our official Facebook page and website for more information.  

Media Contact:

Barbara J. Lewis, Public Information Officer

Northwest Indian College


O: 360-392-4304

C: 360-594-1501