Virtual learning disrupted at Baugo Community Schools due to cyber-attack

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind.— Virtual learning was disrupted at Baugo Community Schools earlier in the week because of a cyber-attack, the school district said Thursday.

Baugo Schools said that around 10 a.m. on August 17, the school district learned of a Denial of Service Attack directed at their internet service provider.

“Since that time, additional Denial of Service Attacks have continued and appear to be specifically targeting Baugo Community Schools,” Superintendent Byron Sanders said in an email.

A Denial of Service Attack occurs when users are unable to access information systems, devices or other network resources due to the actions of a malicious cyber threat actor, according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

A police report was filed on behalf of the school district on August 19 and the technology department is working with law enforcement as well as the network provider to fix the problem.

“At no time has Baugo Community School’s data been compromised,” Sanders said.

Virtual learning was disrupted because of the attack but schools officials are “working to resolve this matter as quickly as possible.”

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