The commonly used online platform for Magister schools was poorly performing or unavailable for hours on Friday morning due to a DDoS attack, Magister says.
According to Magister, the system was hit by a DDoS attack on Friday morning around 10 a.m. The malfunction was resolved around noon.
Due to the malfunction, both teachers and students were unable to log in to the system. Many schools use Magister as a central system for class schedules, points, homework, reporting illness and absence and more.
With a DDoS attack, a huge number of requests from an attacker net are sent to a website or service. Those are so many requests that a server cannot handle the question. This makes sites and services inaccessible.
A DDoS attack is a cyber attack, but it does usually not give access to users’ personal data or other critical mechanics. Such attacks are also childishly simple to carry out. With wide introduction of Cloudflare and smart hosting networks DDoS is no longer a threat for any webmaster of sufficient experience.