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Home schooling: distance learning platforms victims of a cyberattack, according to Jean-Michel Blanquer
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L. Nahon, J. Vitaline, C. Giraud, Q. Monaton, M. Huguet, S. Gravelaine

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Distance courses began on Tuesday April 6 for the students. Connection problems have been observed. The Ministry of National Education also mentions computer attacks from abroad.

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The first day of school at home started badly for many students, this Tuesday, April 6. Distance learning platforms were inaccessible for many of them. On the Ile d’Oléron (Charente-Maritime), Juliette, a student in 5th grade, thus missed her morning lessons in video, while her brother Maxime, in 3rd, was unable to do his supervised homework in physics – chemistry. “I was a little scared, and I realized that everyone had the same problem as me, and that it was the software that had crashed“says the 15-year-old.

These computer bugs have affected many academies. A massive influx of connections made at the same time is involved. The first secondary education union, SNES-FSU, deplores a lack of anticipation from the Ministry of National Education. In addition to this overheating of the system, the minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer also mentioned a cyberattack. “You have had computer attacks apparently from abroad to prevent the servers from functioning“, he indicated. A track confirmed by Emmanuel Macron.