TX: Cyber attack affects Hudson ISD website
As noted previously on this site, there have recently been a number of attacks on school districts in eastern Texas. Here’s another report on the situation that links the attacks to some districts’ cloud-based hosting service. Grace Juarez reports:
Hudson ISD’s website was down throughout the weekend and Monday after a cyber attack affected the website’s host.
“The Hudson ISD website is hosted remotely by a third party, Gabbart, in the AWS cloud,” Superintendent Donny Webb said. “The sites hosted by our vendor have been under attack by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack causing them to be inaccessible. Our host has been in constant contact with us and the FBI and other federal agents are involved in the investigation.”
The attacks were off and on for about a week increasing in size, he said.
Read more on The Lufkin Daily News.