High Point is one of the major cities in NC with the best and leading cybersecurity hubs, but that does not make the city free from cyber terrorism. It makes it more attractive for most hackers to keep attempting to hack business in High Point, NC.

Recently, Gilford county uncovered that the computers of Gilford Technical Community College (GTCC) has been compromised more than a month ago, and 43000 former students and employees tampered with.

The GTCC officials reported that in mid-September 2020, the college took all the infected computers offline after the IT team discovered an attempt of unauthorized system access.

In October 2020, the monitoring group DataBreaches.net published a report that the cyberattack on the GTCC has reached maximum implication meaning the cyber-terrorist has trashed thousands of students' files and employee information online.

DataBreaches.net also reported they found over 40000 students' names, date of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, social security numbers, and Gilford Technical Community College emails missing in one file alone.

Sadly, Gilford Technical Community College had released little information concerning the cybersecurity breach since September. According to Jan Knox, the vice president of the GTCC,  the college notified its staff members and students about the cyber-attack.

"Due to the ongoing investigation, the college cannot disclose more information to the public at the moment." Knox Said.

DataBreaches.net reported that a former GTCC student, whose name will not be disclosed to the public, contacted them, declaring that his social security number may have been compromised. The student also added that he was notified of a potential cybersecurity data breach via a credit monitoring agency and not via GTCC.

When Jan Knox was asked about the former student who would be covered by the credit monitoring via GTCC, she replied that "all those impacted by the cyber-attack will receive quality help.”