Press Release- System Outage

Shoreline Community College- System Outage

(Shoreline, Wash., March 23, 2023) – Shoreline Community College (Shoreline) 

On March 20, 2023, Shoreline Community College (Shoreline) experienced a ransomware incident that is temporarily impacting certain on-campus operations. Immediately upon detecting the incident, Shoreline’s IT team took steps to contain the incident, and engaged industry leading third-party cybersecurity experts to help the investigation and restoration processes. We have also notified local and federal authorities. Our Administrators, Faculty, and Staff are working proactively with campus partners to continue supporting our students, staff, and members of our community.

Unfortunately, this incident has caused a disruption to several on-campus services. Therefore, we have transitioned the majority of our operations to remote work until further notice. Please note our campus remains open for those who need it. Safety & Security, along with the Parent Child Center, and Facilities will continue to operate as usual. 

Our teams, in partnership with third-party cybersecurity experts, are working to restore impacted systems as quickly and as safely as possible. We deeply regret the inconvenience this has caused our Shoreline community, and we continue to work diligently to resolve this issue. We are committed to a culture of transparency and honesty in the Shoreline community, and will continue to provide additional updates as appropriate.

About Shoreline Community College:

Founded in 1964, Shoreline Community College offers more than 100 rigorous academic and professional/technical degrees and certificates to meet the lifelong learning needs of its diverse students and communities. Dedicated faculty and staff are committed to the educational success of its nearly 10,000 students who hail from across the United States and over 50 countries. Located 10 miles north of downtown Seattle, Shoreline’s campus is one of the most strikingly beautiful college campuses in Washington state. For more information about SCC, visit

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