Cape Cod Community College loses $800,000 in cyberattack

Clicking an email led to a six-figure loss at a Massachusetts community college.

An employee of Cape Cod Community College clicked on an email that appeared to be from another college, only to realize after there was an attachment to the message which raised suspicions.

The employee followed procedure then and contacted the college’s IT department, which determined there was infected virus within the attachment, Cape Cod Community College President John L. Cox told the Cape Cod Times.

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