Connect Service Disruption – September 22, 2016 10:50 PT UPDATE

Starting at 4:15 pm on September 21, 2016 we experienced what appears to be a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack aimed directly at the URL for the Connect Learning Management System. A flood of connections to the URL from multiple systems caused the application to become largely unreachable between 4:15 pm and 5:00 pm. We worked with the UBC IT Network Management Centre and Systems teams to confirm what was causing the disruption and are continuing to implement mitigation strategies against further attacks.