IL: Student’s DDoS attack targeted Mount Zion school district network 3 times, police say

Donnette Beckett and Tony Reid report:

Police say a student undertook a cyber attack on the Mount Zion School District computer network to sabotage a homework assignment, causing the system to crash.

Mount Zion police Lt. Mike Foster said the 18-year-old student launched the attacks using an app on his phone. Foster said the first was Nov. 20 when the district’s computer system went down for about an hour. A second attack occurred on Nov. 26, and this time service was disrupted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., he said, and a third and final attack disrupted the system again about 9:15 a.m. Nov. 27.

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