Students of Georgetown, Inc. was forced to close all its storefronts for two hours Monday in response to a hack on its servers.
This measure was taken as a precaution to protect the integrity of its Square payment software. The Corp’s website, which is still not operational as of press time, has redirected to a page showing that the website was undergoing maintenance since Saturday night and listing its services’ hours.
CEO of The Corp Taylor Tobin (COL ’17) wrote in an email to The Hoya that no employee or customer information was lost in the attacks.
“We apologize for any inconvenience imposed on students, faculty, or other members of the Georgetown community,” Tobin wrote. “We would also like to emphasize that personal information was not compromised, either from our employees or customers.”
According to Tobin, it is not yet known who launched the attacks or what the motives may have been. Members of The Corp IT service worked Sunday and Monday to fix the data damage the hack caused.
Nick Gloria (COL ’19) said he was disappointed to find that he was unable to pick up a drink at Midnight Mug on his way to class Monday.
“I go to Midnight Mug almost every morning, so it was pretty inconvenient that I couldn’t today,” he said. “It’s sad to see a campus organization hacked like this. Hopefully they recover quickly and no serious damage was done.”