Oct 24, 2016
By Michael Kramer
And it says the impact of the Distributed Denial of Service attack carried out by “an unknown entity or entities” was intended to block legitimate users – such as school boards and students – from accessing the test.
Most of Ontario’s 900 secondary schools had signed up to participate in the test – which was a technical trial run ahead of the first official test scheduled for next year.
The EQAO says an investigation is underway – and will lead to recommendations to prevent similar problems in the future.