Some COD services are back online, website is still unavailable


College of the Desert restored internet service to each of its campuses 10 days after a malware attack took down many of the college’s online services.

With Internet service back online, students can once again access Wi-Fi at all COD facilities. Staff can also use a web-based system to help students register for classes, process transcripts, and access student records. COD had written an open letter to other university systems and employers to explain why COD students had been unable to provide transcripts.

After:A week after the malware attack, most COD online systems remain down

After:FBI investigates 4th of July malware attack on College of the Desert; school networks remain down

Despite progress, the college’s website remains inaccessible. A temporary website, codnews.org, remains available for students and staff to access resources.

The summer school schedule has not been affected and third-party software for classes remains functional.

Nicholas Robles, the college’s public information officer, said Thursday that the investigation into the malware attack is ongoing.

Jonathan Horwitz covers education for The Desert Sun. Contact him at [email protected]desertsun.com or @Writes_Jonathan.

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