Cyberattack on Durham District School Board impacts online learning


A school board northeast of Toronto says a cyberattack over the weekend is impacting homeschooling.

The Durham District School Board said the incident came to its attention on Friday, adding that it had impacted all of the board’s telephone and email services.

In an update emailed to parents and posted on its website on Monday, the school board says that in addition to the cancellation of DDSB@Home on Tuesday, the cyber incident also forced the postponement of the literacy test (TPCL). scheduled for this week.

School board says its IT services team prioritizes restoring critical systems to support school and business operations

The DDSB said schools may also not have access to emergency contact information and is asking all parents/guardians to send a hard copy of emergency contact information with their child.

The board said it has notified police of the attack and will continue to share updates on its website and social media as more information becomes available.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on November 29, 2022.


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