interactive: Security Reports, visualized
Snapshot: Inside professors' work spaces
Prof. Katie Byrnes, Education. Photo by Kate Featherston
Prof. Eric Chown, Computer Science. Photo by Brian Jacobel
Hackers test digital security in campus-wide email attack
The College’s digital security was tested Wednesday morning as hackers sought to gain control of Bowdoin email accounts in one of the more sophisticated attacks seen to date.
In an email to students and faculty, Chief Information Officer Mitch Davis announced that while the attack had briefly succeeded in gaining control of a limited number of accounts on campus, the breach had since been contained.
According to Director of Systems and Enterprise Architecture Adam Lord, Bowdoin’s email inboxes are usually protected by “a system in place that catches the majority of messages that are malicious.”