Source: Morgan Modjeski, CBC News, February 14, 2020
School was able to detect and isolate threat
The University of Saskatchewan was the target of an online denial of service (DoS) attack, becoming the second institution in the province to be hit by cybercrime in as many months.
DoS attacks involve an online perpetrator using a system of computers to overload the system with requests, causing it to crash.
“USask IT security continually monitors our IT services to detect threats and reduce the risk to members of the university community,” the University of Saskatchewan said in a statement.
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