Cyber-attack concerns behind Norfolk canceling virtual classes on Monday

Cyber-attack concerns behind Norfolk canceling virtual classes on Monday

Posted November 5, 2020

Cyber-attack concerns behind Norfolk canceling virtual classes on Monday

  • Worries about a potential cyber-attack forced Norfolk Public Schools to cancel virtual classes earlier this week.
  • The school district initially said that virtual classes were canceled Monday due to a “computer network outage” and that it would resume on Wednesday.
  • In a new statement, an NPS spokesperson clarified that the reason for the outage was that they recently got word from Microsoft recently about cyber-attacks in the region that could affect schools.
  • The IT department disconnected everything just as a precaution, and canceled class on Monday.

| November 5, 2020