Miami high school student charged in DDoS attacks against school district

EdScoop: Authorities in Miami on Thursday arrested a 16-year-old high school student who admitted to orchestrating a wave of cyberattacks that disrupted the first week of online classes for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

The student, a junior at South Miami Senior High School, admitted responsibility for at least eight distributed-denial-of-service attacks against the Miami-Dade schools’ online learning platform, which disrupted the ability of teachers and students to access their virtual classrooms, officials said.

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