DDSB Cyber Incident

Posted On Sunday November 27, 2022

The Durham District School Board is currently recovering from a cyber-incident that first came to our attention on Friday. Upon our discovery, we immediately took steps to secure our network and retained expert assistance. We have notified law enforcement and are working to investigate and understand the full impact of this incident. 

Important Information for DDSB Families for Monday

  • In-person schools will remain open, but all DDSB phone and e-mail services are not working and schools may not have access to emergency contact information.
  • Please send temporary emergency contact information with your child to school.
  • We will be taking manual attendance and parents/guardians will not be contacted if their child is absent.
  • Schools will be taking measures to ensure the safe operation of schools on Monday.
  • All DDSB@Home classes and literacy tests are cancelled on Monday.
  • Most student chromebooks will not be working.
  • Child care services will be operating.
  • Community use of schools permits will continue.

Our IT team has been working throughout the weekend and will continue until we are able to restore services. We appreciate that this incident raises a significant privacy concern, and we will be providing updates and sharing more information when we have it. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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