Wednesday, July 18, 2018
After nearly a week of uncertainty about the status of the systems outage at LBCC, it has been determined that the servers on campus have been infected with cryptocurrency-mining malware, according to LBCC’s Chief Information Systems Officer Sylvia Lynch. Lynch informed in a meeting on April 13 that her team initially discovered the malware during spring break on Tuesday, April...
A meeting was held in the Administrative Offices about the concern of LBCC’s system-wide technical issue on April 12. Superintendent-President Reagan Romali has clarified that the most accurate information received as of today and the future is coming directly from the IT Services who are constantly working to fix the problem. IT Services are also working with the police to monitor,...
Concern continues to loom over student and faculty about of LBCC’s system wide technical issue. On April 12, another text notification was sent on 9:55am about the progress made, though major systems are still not functioning including faculty and staff emails. Internal system are also affecting the PCC air conditioning system and have been down recently, causing uncomfortable room environments. The updates...
Normally that startling statement would lead you to think of a violent act. Not this time, it’s the unofficial results of Tuesday,s LBCC BOT Area 1 election, where Incumbent Trustee Jeff Kellogg may have been unseated by part-time CSULB engineering professor, Uduak-Joe Ntuk. By 11:30, the LA County Registrar-Recorder’s office was reporting the results for 30 out of 45 precincts,...

Hacked or Not Hacked?

With the internal systems down and no other way to access information of students or faculty to communicate, staff are still figuring out the cause of the error. On April 11, A text message alert coming from LBCC’s notifications was sent at around 1:45 p.m. informing faculty and students that they are experiencing technology problems due to malware. From the text...
It’s been two days that the system-wide internal shutdown is still being fixed. There has been worry and confusion with students and faculties, the frustration just keep adding up. A short noticed has been made by the school website of the issue, stating that it Instructional and IT services are currently working to fix the problems as soon as possible. It...
Only a single election is held for the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees on April 10 to represent the District’s Area 1, which is covers around California Heights up to Northern Long Beach. Jeffrey A. Kellogg is the incumbent, taking office since 2002 and continued his duties as president on an unprecedented fifth term. Kellogg had previously served Long...
LBCC’s student and faculty management system is currently down as of the morning of April 10. Due to the systems being shut down, some classes are being canceled and students are questioning why they can’t communicate with their teachers.   An official alert system SMS was sent out to faculty around 10am today  stating there were system-wide problems with the email...
To experience the world of journalism and create new memories, LBCC journalism students attended the Journalism Association of Community Colleges State Conference at Burbank Marriot from Thursday, March 22 to Saturday, March 24. Each semester gives students the opportunity to attend and receive awards for their work on the Viking News, competing against other community colleges with in the state...
An estimate of 1,000 protesters showed up at Bixby Park in Long Beach at 10 a.m. for the March for Our Lives in a support to end gun violence, on Saturday, March 24.   Cady Stringer, 18, a senior at Wilson High School said, “This protest is important to us and it is time for change right now. Students cannot spend...

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