Mansfield schools victims of DDoS attack; working to resolve issues

Stephen Peterson reports:

Local schools were hit this week with a cyberattack, officials say.

Comcast confirmed Wednesday that Mansfield public schools have been the victim of a Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS, attack.

It’s a malicious and illegal attempt to disrupt normal traffic on a network by sending a flood of Internet traffic, Superintendent Teresa Murphy told staff and families.

Read more on The Sun Chronicle.

Note: this is the Mansfield schools in Massachusetts, not the Mansfield schools in Ohio that were the victim of a cyberattack at the beginning of the school year.

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