DMACC Closed Again With FBI now Investigating

DES MOINES, Iowa - Des Moines Area Community College is closed again Tuesday over a cyberattack, and the FBI is now investigating. All classes are canceled for the day and all locations are closed.

Classes at DMACC have been shut down since security issues were reported last Thursday.

The school does not know when it'll returning to normal operations, and is trying to figure out if any data has been compromised.

DMACC reported on Facebook that the FBI had joined the investigation after being contacted by the school.

The school says it's IT Department and outside cyber experts have been working around the clock to get full service restored to its computer system.

To date, DMACC contends there's no evidence that any student or faculty information has been acquired or is at risk as a result of the breach.

Cyberattacks have bee occurring with greater frequency around the nation in recent weeks.

Last week, JBS Foods was forced to shut down some meat production shifts at its Iowa plants in Marshalltown and Ottumwa after their computer system was hacked. Its Iowa operations are now back to normal, and its workers are back on the job.

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