Virtual learning in Miami-Dade halted by cyberattack, glitch

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  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Virtual learning in Miami-Dade halted by cyberattack, glitch
    September 2, 2020
    https://apnews.com/aa598b14894f895c4c446d2dce0162a8
     
  2. hawki

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    "Teen arrested for alleged cyberattacks on Miami-Dade schools

    A 16-year-old high school student was arrested Thursday for allegedly orchestrating multiple cyberattacks that disrupted virtual classes for the Miami-Dade County school district this week...

    Law enforcement for the school district, which is the nation's fourth largest, made the arrest after tracing an IP address involved in the cyberattacks to the suspect...

    Authorities said the student admitted to orchestrating eight distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks aimed at the school system's online distance learning platform and other systems. The student was charged with computer use in an attempt to defraud and with interference with an educational institution..."

    https://thehill.com/policy/cybersec...ed-cyberattacks-on-miami-dade-school-district
     
  3. EASTER

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    These online script kiddies remind of a gumball machine tipping over in a crowd of kiddos and everyone scrambling to pocket as many chew gums as that they can before the store owner comes after them to stop.

    Never ending saga.
     
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