Cyberattack Disrupts W.Va. Public Education Network
Authorities are investigating a cyberattack that briefly disrupted a state public education network.
Department of Education chief technology officer Sterling Beane tells media outlets that the denial-of-service attack caused a 20-minute disruption of the network's computing services last week.
Denial-of-service attacks flood sites with traffic, making them temporarily unreachable.
Ohio County school board President Shane Mallett tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that the source of the attack was a computer lab at Wheeling Park High School.
Beane says authorities don't know whether a student initiated the attack. There was no attempt to steal information.