Is your website secure?

This week has seen another school website "hacked" (taken offline and replaced with religious/ political propaganda) at this moment in time we do not know how this has happened as Schools ICT do not manage this specific web site. Normally this type of attack happens when old versions of software are used, or there is a lack of security and software maintenance, where servers are not kept up to date and web design software is not updated and maintained.

Your School website is your portal to the internet community and it is vital that you or your supplier maintain the software with security and update packages.

If you require support or guidance with the following don't hesitate to contact Schools ICT Cirrus Web Team on 01609 536086 option 1

What you need to do :

---- PROGRESS UPDATE 12/11/2014 11:55 ----

NYnet are still experiencing issue’s with some of the Bonded aDSL attached sites.

NYnet have stabilised this to some 15 schools and 1 Yorkshire dales park site (out of a total of 54 Bonded aDSL sites on the network).

NYnet are working to bring these sites back online, this is taking longer than expected as they are trying not to affect the current connected and working sites.

We will keep this feed as up to date as possible until resolution.



12th November 2014

We are seeing an issue with NYnet Bonded aDSL connected sites.

At the moment we believe that this issue is related to a central server in the data centre at NYnet and we are working on this.

As soon as we have any more information we will update you.

We apologise for the inconvenience that this will cause.


Schools ICT Help Desk

19/11/2013 - 10:04
NYNET have informed us that all issues should now be resolved. If your school is encountering any further issues, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0844 875 7428, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
19/11/2013 - 09:18 

Latest Comment from NYNET

There is currently a major internet outage in the Birstall data centre affecting the vast majority of internet traffic from NYnet customers.  Phoenix acknowledge there is a problem within their core network and are urgently investigating.  We have no further information at this stage but will update you as we know more.

19/11/2013 - 08:49
We are currently experiencing a county wide outage for internet this morning. 
The problem has been reported to NYNET, and the latest update from them is that there was a major outage in the Phoenix core network that is effecting all internet traffic for NYnet customers. Phoenix engineers are on site trying to resolve the issue but still no information on the cause. 
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Schools ICT

18/11/2013 - 15:10

The Extranet UAG Portal is currently unavailable for those people who access it using an on-demand token.  This means that you will not receive the email providing the new token details.

We are currently investigating this issue together with the 3rd party supplier.  We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused and will provide further updates when available. 

For further details please contact the Technology and Change Service Desk on 01609 532020, or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Schools ICT

UPDATE - 16:50 - 13th November 2013

Update from MDNX to say that they have resolved the problem.  Sites appear to have been stable for about 2 hours.

The service will continue to be monitored over the course of the next day or so.


Schools ICT


UPDATE - 12:45 - 13 th November 2013

MDNX (ADSL supplier) advise that they have a core network issue and work is continuing to resolve.  We are hoping for a further update around 1pm.


Schools ICT

11:30 - 13/11/2013
There is currently an intermittent issue with some of our network connectivity involving WAN3 ADSL schools. 

This is an external issue which is being investigated by NYNET at the highest priority. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused and will provide further updates when available.

If you require further details please contact Schools ICT on 0844 875 7428 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Schools ICT.

** UPDATE 14:30 **
This should all be working again.  NYnet are unaware of what was done or if the service is stable at this time.  Schools ICT will release a service report as soon as we receive it from NYnet.
* UPDATE 14:20 *

We have now had confirmation that there is a issue with the Internet service at Phoenix  in Leeds. Phoenix technical staff and Virgin Media are working on this now.


14th October 2013 14:05
The school's NYnet WAN has gone down across the county. NYnet have been informed and are investigating as a matter of urgency. 
Schools ICT apologise for the inconvenience that this will cause and can assure schools that everything possible is being done to work with NYnet to bring this back up as soon as possible. 
Schools ICT