NMHU delays classes following malware attack

New Mexico

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (KRQE) – Hackers have caused big problems at New Mexico Highlands University.

Classes are canceled until Wednesday, October 16 after its servers were attacked. The IT Department became aware of the malware attack on Wednesday morning.

The university says information on some computers was compromised, but the system that keeps student and employee records was not breached.

“Midterms have been postponed by a week, and a lot of the professors I’ve heard from are delaying midterm projects, assignments until next week,” said Sean Weaver, director of university relations.

In the meantime, teams from the West Las Vegas Schools and the United World College are assisting NMHU’s IT Department in running virus scans on each Windows-based computer on campus.

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