EWC hit by cyberattack


TORRINGTON – On Tuesday, June 22, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) reported it had limited operations after being hit by a cyberattack.

According to the press release, Torrington and Douglas campuses had limited operations due to issues detected within the computer system, email system and phone system for the college.

EWC officials said the cybersecurity attack disabled the college’s computer, phone and email systems, and as of Wednesday, June 23, those systems were all still disabled.

“Investigations are currently underway to appropriately determine the extent of the cyberattack,” the press release said. “College officials are working with local law enforcement agencies, the Department of Homeland Security, local IT (information technology) professionals and state IT professionals.”

As of Wednesday, June 23, officials were continuing to investigate the cyberattack and were working hard to get the services back up and running again.

For people trying to contact EWC, there are a few options.

  • Visit in person at 3200 West C Street in Torrington or 800 South Wind River Drive in Douglas.
  • Leave a message on the EWC general voicemail box at 307-532-8200. Messages received on the voicemail will be forwarded to the appropriate individual.
  • Summer students enrolled at EWC who have not connected directly with the faculty member/s for their summer courses should contact Mr. Roger Humphrey, Vice President for Academic Services, at 307-575-1387.
  • New or prospective students or students wishing to apply to EWC can contact Zach Smith, Director of Enrollment Management, at 307-575-5235.

As of press time, there were no new updates regarding the cyberattack. According to the press release, “Additional updates will be posted on the EWC website and social media pages.”

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