NSW (New South Wales) is Australia's most populous state. There are 810 000 students in NSW public schools.


Public school teachers and principals could be without access to their
online learning materials and email accounts until next week, after a cyber
attack hit the NSW Education Department just hours after the state
government directed schools to return to remote learning.

Educators have been locked out of the department’s online portal and unable
to access their calendars, remote learning resources and communications
since Wednesday evening, when the department deactivated its systems as a
precaution while investigating the attack.  The error message on the
department's portal.

On Thursday, department secretary Georgina Harrisson said she was confident
online access would be restored by the start of term three, which begins on
Tuesday, and assured families home learning would not be impacted.

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