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DDoS Attacks Disrupt Miami-Dade Public Schools Virtual Learning Classes, Police Looking for Culprits

September 3, 2020

The Miami-Dade school year is off to a rocky start, with thousands of students unable to connect to their virtual online classes through the K12 e-learning platform due to software glitches and DDoS attacks on school network systems.

“As we launched the 2020-2021 school year this week using our distance learning platform, My School Online (MSO), Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) faced a number of connectivity issues, resulting from both a software malfunction and malicious cyber attacks,” M-DCPS said. “Today, M-DCPS learned from its Internet Service provider Comcast that our systems had also been targeted by Distributed Denial-of-Service cyber attacks during the first two days of distance learning.”

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