Oh, the irony.
Classes were cut short at Hudson County Technical College’s Secaucus and Jersey City campuses, and all after-school activities were canceled Monday because the district’s internal computer servers went offline.
District officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did they say whether the disruption was caused by the hacker or whether schedules for the remainder of the week at Jersey City County Preparatory and Discovery Middle School and Secaucus High Tech School would be affected.
Just last week, a school district in Gloucester County was closed for three days because of an “unauthorized third party.” Monroe Township School District officials would not say whether the closure was caused by a cyber attack. Three years ago, Stevens Institute of Technology was victimized.
“Please note that all HCST internal servers are currently down,” district officials said in an email to students and parents. “The outage affected the internet and wireless networks.”
The district is operating on a half-day schedule Monday, with the website, “Powerdesk” and Tech Helpdesk all closed. GED/Diploma adult classes are also canceled Monday.